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Madison, WI hosted a "Bach around the Clock" - 12 hour marathon of folks sharing with each other their love of playing the master.
Somehow it never got the press that all the govenor/government protesting got at our state capitol over the last many weeks! I can't imagine why.
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I'll have you know I was responsible for a full 1/12 of the "Bach around the Clock", in Madison WI! Originally I had said that I would provide roughly a half hour, but then the Moderator asked if I could extend that to an hour -- which I did. If you're curious about the program:
Arioso (transcribed Max Perari) WTC Prelude/Fugue in F# Minor, No 14 Bk 2 French Suite No 5 (no repeats) WTC Prelude/Fugue in G Minor, No 16 Bk 2 WTC Prelude/Fugue in E Major, No 9 Bk 2 Chaconne in D Minor, transcribed by Johannes Brahms for left hand alone.
I'm pleased to say that it was a very responsive piano. There were some fluffs, which I expected "going in".It's grueling, though, to play a full hour!
I like the Passacaglia and the Prelude and Fugue in e minor, but for me, his organistic masterpiece is the great Fantasy and Fugue in g minor (BWV 542). Learning it took me quite a while and cost me lots of nerves, but it was totally worth it.
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A perennially hopeful amateur! Pianos: Boston GP178, Lipp 1899 upright Currently attempting: Bach: WTC I/1,5;II/12; Chopin Polonaise in A; Etude 10/5; Brahms Op 118 No 2 Intermezzo in D; Scarlatti Sonata L23.