31 minutes | Mar 11th 2020

The First Fugue in The Art of Fugue: What is a Harpsichord? Eleven entrances?

We discuss the first fugue from "The Art of Fugue" by J.S. Bach. We hear it played first on a harpsichord, then on a piano with 'voice-over analysis' then by a computer with the voices panned hard left/right.

Topics covered: How does a harpsichord work?, Must one bring out, or even hear every entrance of the subject?, What about authenticity vs. modern approaches to Bach?, Was Evan really called Slim-E? 

Find a playlist of the music here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1Ha250UDFktGqZjpt1hk7L?si=fIqZwtTUQJmzB9SYwskeYA

And the 16 year-old Evan Shinners' fugue is found here: https://soundcloud.com/emigrationposse/14-fuga

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