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  • 2018 February 18: Tocattas in Dm

    February 18, 2018 14:03

    J.S. Bach's arguably most infamous piece is his "Toccata and Fugue in Dm" --- well known from Stokowski's arrangement of it for orchestra in Disney's Fantasia; Captain Nemo plays it in Disney's version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and it is appears in too many horror movies in which the arch-villian/mad-scientist/arch-vampire/mad-captain plays it on his resident pipe organ in his castle/laboratory/nefarious submarine/evil-lair of choice. (more )

  • 2018 February 11: Metrics

    February 11, 2018 10:30

    When I was a teenager, I fell in love with the music of Bach. I ‘moved out’ at age 17, and my adequate but meager income generated with my little ’self-employed’ business (too young to be legally employable, or even open a checking account!) meant I had to save up my pennies to buy just one more volume of the Complete Bach Organ Works until I had them all (ten volumes or so, depending on the publisher). Of the available publishers, to me the Peters edition stood head and shoulders above the rest. (Peters has been around for almost 150 years, and is a well-regarded music publisher.)

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