Tag Archives: Bach

Phorion (1967)

This piece by Lukas Foss (1922-2009) is fifty years old, but somehow captures exactly how it sometimes feels inside my head.   You can hear the world broadcast premiere of Phorion from 1967, performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted … Continue reading

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Not The Kommandant’s Waltz

The Chaconne from the Partita for Violin No. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written for solo violin, or any solo instrument for that matter.  It was written between 1717 and 1720, … Continue reading

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La Cathédrale Engloutie

There is a region in Northwest France that is named Brittany.  This is the home of the ethnic group of Bretons, who speak the ancient Celtic language of Breton.  This language is related to Cornish, and more distantly related to … Continue reading

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