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Glenn Gould on Canada Day

3:06PM
July
1, 2013

For this Canada Day, some great music from Canada’s most famous classical artist, Glenn Goul.

Beyond the Goldbergs

6:00AM
April
30, 2013

“I love the idea that a song by Billie Holiday can speak to a song by Purcell, and that each one can influence the way we hear the other.”

ProMusica Fills St. Turibius Chapel With Baroque Music Saturday

10:51AM
April
26, 2013

Coming off of a fabulous weekend of performances featuring Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and a world premiere by Aaron Jay Kernis, you’d think ProMusica Chamber Orchestra would be taking a break this weekend. You would be wrong!

What’s better than one Brandenburg Concerto? Six!

6:00AM
February
8, 2013

The Margrave of Brandenburg never heard the six Brandenburg Concertos sent to him by J.S. Bach.  Many surmise it was because he didn’t have musicians up to the task.  What a waste to have these marvelous works of art gathering dust on a library shelf! A friend of mine wrote recently about a trip he [...]

Music for Reflection and Peace: Bach Solo Cello Suites

Johann Sebastian Bach in 1748
Johann Sebastian Bach in 1748
4:45PM
December 14, 2012

As we approach the Christmas holiday, many of us are caught up in hurrying and scurrying to get everything done that needs to be done before we can finally relax.  If you need a rest, and you want a break from the traditional Christmas music playing everywhere, in every store and even blaring from sound [...]

Getting a Handel On Your Groceries

6:00AM
September
11, 2012

Handel flash mob in London supermarket; How much is a world-class orchestra worth? Glenn Gould’s classic Goldberg Variations

Electronic (De)Composer Damian Catera Rocks Bach

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Electroacoustic "decomposer" Damian Catera offers a new take on Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier
10:00AM
January 25, 2012

Just for a moment, imagine some of Bach’s harpsichord music, maybe an upbeat prelude or fugue from his Well-Tempered Clavier. Hear the soft yet steely twang of he harpsichord as it weaves a tapestry of never-ending melodies. Now, take a listen to electroacoustic composer Damian Catera‘s take on Bach in a promo featuring selections from [...]

Nigel Kennedy: Fellow Violinists Destroying Bach’s Legacy

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Violinist Nigel Kennedy says other violinists are destroying Bach's legacy.
8:49AM
August
15, 2011

Monday Morning Round-up: Nigel Kennedy accuses fellow violinists of destroying Bach’s legacy, have virtuosos become a dime-a-dozen? and departures at the Philadelphia Orchestra threaten the “Philadelphia Sound”

The Single Oboe Theory: Ensemble Sonnerie’s Bach Orchestral Suites

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Ensemble Sonnerie's recording of J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suites simply can't be topped for compelling historical interpretation and sheer beauty of sound.
11:00AM
May 23, 2011

Ensemble Sonnerie’s Grammy-Nominated Bach album substitutes an oboe in the solo role for Bach’s Orchestral Suite in A minor, BWV 1067, a spot typically reserved for the flute.

Classical Haiku: Georg Philipp Telemann

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8:00AM
April 22, 2011

Today’s Classical Haiku is for Telemann, a composer of beautiful music who – perhaps unjustly, but who said the world was fair? – will forever be compared with Bach.