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SotD: Canones Diversi · Al­most a month in, and we haven’t had a vis­it with J.S. Bach yet. Long past time, and we’ll be back a lot too, if this se­ries stretch­es out much. We’re go­ing to start out with min­i­mal Bach; we’ll get around to thun­der­ous Bach, pas­sion­ate Bach, and show-off Bach in lat­er in­stall­ments. To­day we’ll sam­ple from a small se­ries en­ti­tled Canones di­ver­si su­per The­ma Regium, part of a larg­er work called Musikalis­ches Opfer, or in English The Mu­si­cal Of­fer­ing, com­posed in 1747, BWV 1079. To­day we’ll take on the Canon a 2, per aug­men­ta­tionem, con­trario mo­tu and the Fu­ga canon­i­ca in Epidi­a­pente. They’re not the two deep­est frag­ments, but they’re a good place to start. This is se­ri­ous­ly beau­ti­ful thought­ful, pa­tient mu­sic ...
 
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