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  • March 24, 2013: Biblical Brass

    March 23, 2013 19:09

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    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 ...

  • February 24, 2013: Bach's Prelude in Fm, WTC II

    February 24, 2013 02:18

    Prelude in Fm, Well Tempered Clavier II J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

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    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 ...

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