155 Days With Bach and Me

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Day Six: Harpsichord Concertos (CD 1-6)

August 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · 1738, 1740, 1741, 1742, Bach at 53, Bach at 55, Bach at 56, BWV 1052, BWV 1053, BWV 1054, BWV 1055, CD 1-6, Harpsichord Concertos, Squire of Gothos, Star Trek

The harpsichord is an instantly recognizable instrument. Nothing on the planet sounds like one. And very few instruments are as quickly identified with their era as a harpsichord. But therein lies both its strength and weakness. Like the fuzz-guitar tone from the 1960s, a harpsichord cannot transcend its own era, which is the Renaissance and […]

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Day Five: Violin Concertos (CD 1-5)

August 1st, 2011 · No Comments · 1717, 1735, 1738, 1742, Allegro, Amsterdam Bach Soloists, Bach at 32, Bach at 50, Bach at 53, Bach at 57, Bach at 63, BWV 1041, BWV 1042, BWV 1052, BWV 1056, BWV 1064, CD 1-5, Emmy Verhey, Henk Rubingh, Rainer Kussmaul, Thomas Hengelbrock, Violin Concertos

Now this is more like it! Next to Brandenburg Concertos, these Violin Concertos are my favorites so far. I realize I’ve only been listening for five days. But when I find something I like — really, really like — I have to make note of it. So that’s what I’m doing — making note of […]

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