New Classical Tracks: Chris Thile plays Bach
For Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, it is a given that he and his serious musician friends love the music of J.S. Bach ... violin. "Bach himself played pretty fast and loose with instrumental issues," Thile adds. "For instance, the G minor Fugue ...
Arts 101: Bach or forward?
It's ... Toccata and Fugue in D-Minor for organ - it's played endlessly every Halloween - and the Prelude to his first Suite for Unaccompanied Cello can be heard in several television commercials, including one for American Express. "I got turned on to ...
Fugue for History and Memory
If “The Tree of Life” probes the large mysteries ... of Baroque compositions for keyboard by Bach and François Couperin. An especially dramatic passage unfolds alongside Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ, which the father plays as ...
On the trail of J.S. Bach
It's Johann Sebastian Bach at 18. I never liked the traditional Bach portrait of a respectably bewigged jowly burgher with a contented smirk. The spunky kid with the big, keyboard-hugging hands seemed more where the thunder of the Toccata in D Minor came from.
Experiencing the Superabundance of Bach: The Millions Interviews Paul Elie
Casals’s famous recording of Bach ... the overall structure akin to a suite but in particular passages. For example, you return to certain key scenes, like Schweitzer making his seminal recording of the “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor,” as if they ...