Brass instruments go back to at least Biblical times—the ancient Hebrews had them. But being a nomadic shepherding society, making metal tubes would have been beyond them. In fact, making metal pipes received its big impetus in the late Middle Ages to make gun barrels that didn’t blow up, and plenty of them. It’s ...
Prelude in F#m, Op.23 No.1 Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Andante H. Laverick (1690-1777)
A theme of this Lenten ...
Prelude in Fm, Well Tempered Clavier II J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Young J.S.Bach’s career was enjoying a meteoric rise, steadily climbing the corporate/I mean courtly ladder with ever more prestigious posts. Then, when he was 35, Prince Leopold, his employer at the time decided to ‘go take the baths’ for his health and took his musicians with him. Upon their ...