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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 Nine: Six Partitas, Part Two (CD 2-6)

August 25th, 2011 · No Comments · 1726, Bach at 41, BWV 827, BWV 828, BWV 829, CD 2-6, Flemish harpsichord, Harpsichord, Period Instruments, Period Instruments vs. Contemporary Instruments, Pieter-Jan Belder, Six Partitas Part Two

They say one should confront his/her fears so that they can be overcome and life can be lived with joy again. To that end, I’m reading about the harpsichord on Wikipedia, an excerpt from which tells me this: The harpsichord was most probably invented in the late Middle Ages. By the 16th century, harpsichord makers […]

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