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Mapping the Musical Genome: The Bach Family
Johann Sebastian Bach was part of an extensive Saxon-Thuringian family that produced an unparalleled and almost incalculable number of musicians. From fiddlers and town musicians to organists, from Kantors, court musicians and Kapellmeisters, member of the Bach family extensively populated
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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Philipp Kirnberger
“Johann Sebastian Bach’s method is the only one and the best one. It is regrettable that this great musician has written nothing theoretical about music, and that his teachings have been made available to posterity only through his pupils.” We
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J.S. Bach: Complete Partitas BWV 825-830
Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825 IV. Sarabande From J.S. Bach: Complete Partitas BWV 825-830 (2017) Released by Harmonia Mundi Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825 – IV. SarabandeBach’s Opus 1Johann Sebastian Bach waited until
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Mixing Bach and Liszt: The Unfinished Fugue and the Fantasia contrappuntistica
The regularized austerity of J.S. Bach’s music, in particular The Art of Fugue, has fascinated many composers. Bach’s work was left unfinished, with the final quadruple fugue (Contrapunctus XIV) started but not completed before Bach’s death.
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X’Mas with Johann Sebastian Bach
He wrote some of the most beautiful and inspiring Christmas music ever! Yet as a practicing church musician Johann Sebastian Bach had very little time to celebrate the Christmas season. When Bach signed the contract for the post at St.
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Vivaldi and Bach
All musical thoughts are cumulative
Vivaldi and Bach never met! While the Italian master led the life of an international jetsetter, racing from one lucrative appointment to the next, Bach never strayed far away from home. Although Vivaldi came in contact with a variety of
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Laß Fürstin, laß noch einen Strahl, BWV 198 (Ode of Mourning)
Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Electress of Saxony and titular Queen of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, was a bit of a religious celebrity. For years she resisted the pressure of the court to embrace the Roman Catholic faith, which her husband had
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For the love of Bach: Márta and György Kurtág
For the Hungarian composer György Kurtág, who celebrates his 90th birthday in 2016, two women have played a pivotal and decisive role in his personal and professional life. During his studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest
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