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Tag Archives: Johann Sebastian Bach

BAROQUE GIGS

PITY COMPOSERS of the 18th century. As with other artists back then, their livelihoods depended profoundly upon interactions with their social betters. And these gigs often had nobility’s strings attached. … Continue reading

January 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

ON BACH, VON KEYSERLING, GOLDBERG—AND GOULD PART 1

THE MUSIC of Johann Sebastian Bach has delighted me ever since I realized that music was more than patty-cake. I’m not a musician of any sort. But a far-sighted Cleveland … Continue reading

August 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

BACH IN A MINUTE

I’M HAVING A BALL learning more about the history of music. But not from the work of just any musicologist. Rather, it’s from a favorite author, actor and one-of-a-kind, Stephen … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 1 Comment