It’s been a hectic month. I try to begin each month with the appropriate selection from Tschaikovsky’s The Seasons, and I post some kind of music, classical or otherwise, every Friday. I neglected the former at the beginning of this month, and the latter this Friday past. Therefore, I have rectified this: you may listen to Tschaikovsky here and Friday’s music–for which I selected Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier–here. Enjoy!
My absolute favorite string piece by Bach. It always brings back memories of driving through the mountains in the spring on the way from home back to college (or vice versa) when I was in my 20′s. The video is rather unusual, but in a clever way. In any case, the music always does my heart good. Enjoy!
Usually thought of as “creepy music”–not its original intention–the Toccata and Fugue in D minor is a favorite of mine. It’s best heard on an organ, of course. I’ve never much liked orchestral versions of it, such as the one at the opening of the original Fantasia. This rendition, on a Chapman stick, though, is somehow compelling. Enjoy Bach in a different way!