Just a Little Something Old School: Bach, Vivaldi, and All That

As it is Friday, perhaps it will be acceptable for the violoncellist and part-time-musicologist to run the ship for a few hours.  If you’re in the Seattle area, I sincerely hope you will be able to make it to the Bach festival on February 28.  Some of my program notes for the occasion follow: VIVALDI: Concerto for Two Flutes in C major, RV 533 Every … Continue reading Just a Little Something Old School: Bach, Vivaldi, and All That

Cello/Gamba Outburst

The Bach G-minor gamba sonata and I tangled recently in a golden hall: A performance which, minus the sweeping and impurities, but with the gamba retained, probably should have sounded more like this Hungarian rendition: Whose lack of total Baroque purity, in turn, led me back to Marais, the Roi of gamba composers: Which brought me back to February, and the cleansing waters of “The … Continue reading Cello/Gamba Outburst