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Posts tagged ‘classical music’

All Of Bach In One Place Online

In what sounds like a rather daunting project, the Netherlands Bach Society plans to put online a new recording of a work by Johann Sebastian Bach once every week. With an opus of 1,080 known composed works, that means the All Of Bach project will take just over 20 years to complete the project of putting up each and every work by Bach. Based on the works that are now currently online at the site, each work posted includes a high quality video performance of the work as well as video interviews with the performers and written descriptions. Sounds like a classical music historian’s dream project and I hope more music organizations embark on similar projects for other composers.

A Moment Of Zen: Bach In The Forest

A wooden ball on a massive xylophone in the woods of Kyushu, Japan playing Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Why? To promote Touch Wood. Very, very clever, for sure.

What Do You Get When You Cross Mozart With James Bond?

Why Mozart Bond, of course.

Mozart’s ‘Leck Mich Im Arsch’ Canon In B Flat

Mozart apparently had a penchant for fart humor, which was alluded to in the movie Amadeus on a few occasions. He even discussed it frequently enough in his letters home to his family. And it even went as far as composing music around this scatological theme, such as this cantata for six voices titled “Leck mich im Arsch“, which translates to “Lick me in the ass”. The piece was most likely written for friends to be played at parties.

Made In Brooklyn, The Violin Maker

Film maker Dustin Cohen has made a series of short films called Made In Brooklyn, which covers a variety of artisans and the shops they work in the New York City borough. Here is violin maker Sam Zygmuntowicz discussing his passion of making violins.