Monthly Archives: February 2013

The 2012 Spring Concerts: Elijah, March 9, 10, 13

Mendelssohn’s Elijah frequently is described with terms verging on the grandiloquent:  “epic,” “fiery,” “huge,” etc.  And, in fact, they’re true.  This is sweeping music on a topic that clearly inspired some of Mendelssohn’s most powerful creative juices. Many of us … Continue reading

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Bach at Noon Wrap-Up, and An Introduction to Elijah

Pictured above is Liz Field, the concertmaster of the Bach Festival Orchestra, with her baroque violin and her new short bow.  Liz played an absolutely brilliant E-Major Partita, demonstrating the sweet sounds of her baroque instrument.  From where I sat, … Continue reading

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An Early Lent: Bach at Noon, February 12th

The Narrator’s conclusion of W. H. Auden’s epic FOR THE TIME BEING:  A Christmas Oratorio struck me as amusing when I read it recently, for several reasons, not least of which for the sort of inexorability that church musicians begin to feel … Continue reading

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