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Reinventing Bach (Part 2)

Part Two of a lengthy book review/summary.  Part One is here. A few more figures Paul Elie’s Reinventing Bach introduced me to (again, interspersed with youtube videos)… (well, it wasn’t really an introduction but) Glenn Gould (1932-1982): Elie convincingly reads Gould’s work as that … Continue reading

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Reinventing Bach (Part 1)

Now for something hopefully less controversial. Part 1 of a lengthy review – Part 2 is here. I’ve been making my way through Paul Elie’s Reinventing Bach for the better part of the summer.  It’s 500+ pages long, which initially felt … Continue reading

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Top Five Glenn Gould Bach Recordings

Glenn Gould recorded more than sixty records, and while the majority of them may not be Bach, the plurality certainly are.  And though many of the rest of the records are a joy to listen to, the greatest joy for … Continue reading

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Gould Recordings 27-38 (Mozart, Bach, Schumann, Beethoven, Byrd, Gibbons, Schoenberg, Handel)

This is a pretty eclectic bunch of recordings.  Probably my favorites in this cluster are #35 -“Consort of Musicke Bye William Byrde and Orlando Gibbons,” followed by #38 – the Handel Suites, as a close second.  The three Mozart recordings … Continue reading

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