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Memo-2834

Type:

Bach Caricature

Title:

Johann Sebastian Bach

Description:

Bach, Bernstein, Dracula & A Goodfellow Persists
Monday, March 17, 2008
How we listen to Bach is a problem more of our own circumstances than of his. We must, for example, learn to accept the instrumental sounds of the eighteenth century: the small orchestra, the high trumpets, the Baroque organ, the harpsichord, the clavichord. Bach (late in his life, to be sure) knew the piano, but it does not follow that we may listen to his keyboard works exclusively on the piano; the special characteristics of the other keyboards are too intrinsically a part of his music. And we must scale down our hearing (our ears have been stretched by too much sound) to hear his music in proper sonic perspective.
James Goodfellow, Stereo Review, December 1971

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Creator:

Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

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Source/Links: Alex Waterhouse-Hayward
Contributor:
Teddy Kaufman (March 2008)

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