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Goldberg Variations

Kirschnereit's Handel Like Glenn Gould's Bach, JJ Froberger's James Bond Life, John Dowland's Crying Heart, and the Sins of Domenico Scarlatti

Laurence Vittes | Posted 09.28.2016 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Even more than Bach, Handel's musical magnificence in his many organ concertos is so openly-scored that the depth and beauty of these concertos can be heard in full on virtually any instrumental configurations.

CultureZohn: A Year of Artistic Inspiration Courtesy of Rolex

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

What is a mentor? A teacher? A protector? A guide? A master? An editor? A coach? A fresh eye? All these things. The 2015 class of Rolex artistic protégés will remember what their distinguished mentors have taught them: To trust themselves. To be fearless. To get joy from difficulty. To bring narrative to a project. To rehearse in a hallway for three days and not be afraid. To juggle. To avoid being academic or theoretical. To become more "wild". To work hard. To question their identity. To use all five senses. To learn that to be an artist is a solitary journey, most often a frightening one.

The Brilliance of Bach Remains Relevant

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 04.27.2014 | Arts
Rizwan A. Rahmani

He loves Bach's music so much that he often fantasizes about meeting him, learning to play organ with him, and substituting his current babysitter-slash-piano coach (a fellow pianist who thinks Bach is the greatest) with Bach himself.