155 Days With Bach and Me

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Day Nine: Double Concertos (CD 1-9)

August 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Adagio, Allegro, Allegro ma non tanto, Bach at 32, Bach at 50, Bach at 56, Back at 45, BWV 1043, BWV 1044, BWV 1055, BWV 1060, CD 1-9, Chamber Music, Double Concertos, Oboe, Oboe d'amore, Pizzicato, Violins

This CD, which contains Bach’s Double Concertos, features all of my favorite instruments (flute, violin, strings, and even harpsichord — played as a mood-setting accent) performing music that is truly remarkable. Not for its intricate or even frenzied contrapuntal complexities, but for its, well, pleasing-to-the-ear qualities. Bach’s Double Concertos (concertos for two solo instruments) are […]

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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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