57,777, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. And his “Passions” and “Mass in B Minor” stand apart from choral music in general.

But maybe it should be the Violin and Oboe Concerto second movement instead?

I’ve been trying to nail down my Bach ‘starter kit’ – the gateway pieces to the fourth dimension that would enrich and inspire everyone’s day, everyone’s life. Available for everyone, funded by readers. Go listen, play, love, revere – and be changed for always.

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Bach has been in the background for most of my life, one way or another - the Brandenburg concertos in my parents' record collection when I was a boy; the Christmas music at school; and I remember being stunned when, as a teenager, a friend played me the solo violin sonatas and partitas in a double record set. Debra Lew Harder: Solemn, skinny and bespectacled, pianist Bill Evans was called “The Minister” when he arrived on New York’s jazz scene in the late 1950s.

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In the druggy, concept-album world of the mid-70s, it seemed like the weirdest, most extreme music we'd ever heard. you ask, and to me it's as if you asked, "What's so good about music?" Musicians may go far out and in deep but they can never get very far away from the chromaticism of Bach.

His music seems to me to be about devotion to a perfect ideal - something purer, better, higher ... "So what's so good about Bach?" Privacy Notice And thanks to the wonderful Bach Cantata Pilgrimage series, masterminded and conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, the expansive days seem to be on the increase. “Being in Bach’s music has that sense of otherness: it’s another world we enter, as performers or listeners,” he told me in a recent interview. [The Rev.] He referenced so many composers, both older and contemporary.

Then you’d absolutely have to include the Chaconne from the Violin Partita in D minor; the Prelude from this one and probably the Andante from this one. First published on Mon 12 Dec 2005 23.49 GMT. Here are a few responses we received. [MUSIC: “So What,” by Miles Davis, from Kind of Blue, Miles Davis Sextet, Bill Evans, piano]. I have my own locker — my own humidifier for my cigars and all of that.

As they grow older they usually return deliberately as well as unconsciously to him, so that the essence of western music can drip into their veins, easing their pain, stilling their longing and floating them over the bar. Looking back now, it had a very simple structure, but even in the simplified version, there were still chances to switch between different melodic chords before returning to the key of A Minor. He advocated, “You can never play enough Bach.” [MUSIC: “Fugue in B Major” from Prelude and Fugue Nr.