Bags of Bran

April 24, 2013, 10:21 pm
Filed under: Personal Adventures

This is music worth feeling.

A lyrical performance of a brutally technical piece. Feel it!


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Beautiful, Chris, beautiful. The performance of the piece fills me with longing to do the same. Of course, that would be impossible even if I had the skill. Only a piano made by master craftsmen could allow for both such a light touch and such a bold touch.


Comment by Jeremy Van Dyke

Only problem is, that’s not Bach. Nor is that Baroque music.


Comment by Jeremy Van Dyke

It’s pretty heavily arranged, but the bones are still there.


Comment by christopheram

I’m curious–what do you see in the piece as the ‘bones’ of baroque music? I’ve performed a fair share of Bach and baroque in my day, and I might admit to seeing a fingernail or nosehair of each, but not their bones. As one Youtube user aptly commented: “Bachthoven”. I see a clear emphasis on the ‘thoven’. Beautiful none the less, but not Bach or baroque when you take in the piece as a whole. I really must insist. =)


Comment by Jeremy Van Dyke

The “bones” I’m describing is the fact that it is an arrangement of BWV 1004, which was written for solo violin. Someone else came along and put Romantic “meat” over those “bones” for piano. Here is a piano version unretouched:

And here is the violin version:


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