Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Musical Offering

It's been rather a drought lately for music here. A combination of a new class and four-days-a-week lab has had awful effects on my practicing time. However, the quarter is all over but the grading, so here's some very sunny Bach to celebrate.

Bach made a bunch of transcriptions of Vivaldi violin concertos for keyboard. Then, he decided to write his own. In some ways it's an odd piece--it's very clearly written from the start as a keyboard piece, not a transcription of some preexisting violin concerto. But, for me, the only way to really play this piece properly is to pretend that I'm playing the violin.

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