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Day Thirty Four: Goldberg Variations (CD 2-11)

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments · 1741, Bach at 56, BWV 988, Flemish harpsichord, Glenn Gould, Goldberg Variations, Harpsichord, Period Instruments, Pieter-Jan Belder

If you’re expecting me to get through today’s listening without mentioning Glenn Gould, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. For today’s Brilliant Classics CD (performed by Pieter-Jan Belder on Flemish harpsichord) is none other than the famous Goldberg Variations, which was Glenn Gould’s first album, recorded in 1955 for Columbia Records. But that’s another story. […]

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Day Twenty Two: Notenbuchlein Fur Anna Magdalena Bach (CD 1-22)

August 18th, 2011 · No Comments · 1722, Anhang, Anti-Calvinism, Anti-melancholy, Bach's Second Wife, BWV 299, BWV 508, BWV 509, BWV 510, BWV 511, BWV 512, BWV 513, BWV 514, BWV 515a, BWV 516, BWV 517, BWV 518, BWV 691, BWV 846, BWV 988, BWV Anhang 113-132, BWV Anhang 114 Menuet, CD 1-22, Evangelical Christian School, Harpsichord, Johannette Zomer, Notenbuchlein Fur Anna Magdalena Bach, Pieter-Jan Belder, Soprano

Now, this is a quirky little collection of 38 pieces of music. The title (“Notenbuchlein Fur Anna Magdalena Bach”) means Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, Johann’s second wife. According to its entry on Wikipedia: The title Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach refers to either of two manuscript notebooks that the German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian […]

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