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Boing Boing

Kickstarting a "libre" recording of all of Bach's fugues
Boing Boing
The Libre Art of the Fuge. deals with J.S. Bach's final masterpiece, a collection of 20 fugues all developing from a single theme. The ambition of the work was to display Bach's mastery of the fugal technique and to cement his legacy. To do that, he ...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:08

The Patriot Ledger

GO GUIDE: Watch young sailors in Scituate
The Patriot Ledger
Plymouth Philharmonic Brass Quintet will play a free concert at 6:30 p.m. called Dances from Around the World, including music by J.S. Bach, Gabrielli, and John Philip Sousa, as well as American folk tunes at Laura's Center for the Arts, 97 Mill St ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 08:32

Blackhole researcher finds a violin
The New Indian Express
Nathan counts astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, as a major scientific hero who he always aspires to emulate in his ability to solve interesting astrophysical problems mathematically. “Musically, J S Bach is a favourite composer, and also ...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 23:23

Things to do in and around Greenwich
Greenwich Time
Performances will include J. S. Bach's “Magnificat” and Mozart's “Great Mass in C Minor” in March; in May will be a jazz concert featuring the best of Duke Ellington's “Sacred Concerts.” For more information, visit the Greenwich Choral Society's ...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 15:45

Boing Boing

Kickstarting a "libre" recording of all of Bach's fugues / Boing Boing
Boing Boing
Robert Douglass writes, "You have graciously covered the Open Goldberg Variations and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier projects on Boing Boing in the past, ...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 11:05

Hereford Times

Danish flavour for 2017 Presteigne Festival
Hereford Times
Celebrated for its fresh, stylish mix of contemporary music, balanced with great works from the past, the 2017 music programme embraces an amazingly wide range of work from J S Bach, Beethoven, Berg, Lennox Berkeley, Brahms, Frank Bridge, Duruflé, De ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 01:08

Vino Di Sedona hosts live entertainment
Verde Independent
The music consists of a unique variety of tunes, from classical composers such as JS Bach, Leo Brouwer and Isaac Albeniz to R & R legends like Fleetwood Mac, Queensryche and Santana. People are amazed and often comment on the original and ...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 18:17

New York Times

Santa Monica Symphony Roiled by Conservative Guest Conductor
New York Times
While Mr. Prager is not a trained conductor, he is a classical music aficionado, and has been a guest conductor for a number of orchestras in Southern California, including the Brentwood Westwood Symphony Orchestra. In 1994, he took to the stage at the ...

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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 14:59

Classical music gets personal in Switzerland
From a “pianist in a box” to an overnight performance with listeners in bed, Swiss classical music audiences are being introduced to new concepts. In Davos, a pianist recently performed in a glass enclosure which only one person could enter at a time ...

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 09:26

Arizona Daily Star

Tucson musicians create a classical summer
Arizona Daily Star
Ditto for the musical camaraderie between Fan and Moeckel, with whom she has long collaborated in concert and in the recording studio, and Binkley, with whom Fan was a colleague for more than a decade before Binkley left to teach in her native Michigan.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 00:07

Early Music Now Reports Record-Setting 30th Anniversary Season
urbanmilwaukee (press release)
EMN is the only music presenter in the Midwest and one of the few in the country that focuses exclusively on the regular presentation of world-class performers of Medieval, Renaissance, and early Baroque music in intriguing concerts and educational ...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 18:07

Things to do in Vancouver Aug. 11-17
The Province
St. John Passion. Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. | Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Tickets and info: From $34, St. John Passion is one of J.S. Bach's 's masterworks. Taking text from Martin Luther's German translation of the Bible, and ...

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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 13:22


Big grants for Ananya and Rosy Simas Danse; classical music blooms in August
Under way: Lakes Area Music Festival, Early Music Festival, Source Song Festival. Remember when classical music in Minnesota fell silent after Sommerfest? Today we have not one but three classical music festivals to choose from. Co-founded by cellist ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 09:18

Kenai Peninsula Orchestra to play weekend concert
Kenai Peninsula Online
It also includes a harpsichord part playing a continuo — a Baroque music feature combining chords and a bassline. In the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra's version, the continuo will be the harpsichord voice of an electronic keyboard. Alaska has only one ...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 00:04


At 70, Body Modification Artist ORLAN Is Still Reinventing Herself
The kiss, which was accompanied by baroque music, would last for two or three seconds and end with an ear-splitting siren. Taking on the role of both Madonna and whore, woman and (slot) machine, Le baiser de l'artiste was one of ORLAN's earliest ...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 16:53

Vancouver Sun

Seven things to do Aug. 11-17: St. John Passion, Red Truck Concert Series, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and more
Vancouver Sun
St. John Passion is one of J.S. Bach's 's masterworks. Taking text from Martin Luther's German translation of the Bible, and combining it with the work of poet Barthold Heinrich Brockes, the piece calls for orchestra, choir, six vocal soloists and one ...

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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 13:15