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Showing posts with label Chaconne. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chaconne. Show all posts
Reflections on the Chaconne: genre and style

Reflections on the Chaconne: genre and style

So I guess the first question is, what is a chaconne ? As usual, the Wikipedia article is not a bad place to start: The chaconne has been understood by some nineteenth and early twentieth-century th…

Reflections on the Chaconne: performance practice

Reflections on the Chaconne: performance practice

I put up the John Williams recording a while back. When it came out it seemed to me to be a really valid approach to the piece. It trimmed away the excess additions of the Segovia transcription and h…

Reflections on the Bach Chaconne

Reflections on the Bach Chaconne

When I first discovered classical music back around 1970, it seemed like everything was for orchestra, piano, or violin. I was very happy to discover, after a while, that there was actually such a th…