Mostly Baroque Music Recommendations

Mostly Baroque Music Recommendations

Here’s a big batch of classical music recommendations, mostly Baroque.  Bach, Johann Sebastian, BWV 232. Mass in B Minor. Emotional, precise, grand. Bach, J. S., Brandenburg Concertos, Masaaki Suzuki, harpsichord and direction, Bach Collegium Japan. BWV 1046. BWV 1047 has familiar melodies, seems more intricate than 1046 and more changes…

A Brief Reflection on Perfection

A Brief Reflection on Perfection

Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of J.S. Bach and Handel, shifting back and forth between these two magnificent composers. One thing that strikes me is that Bach seems to my ear the technically superior composer. His compositions are nearly perfect in terms of organization and construction, works of…

A Bit About Handel Opera

A Bit About Handel Opera

Since my immersion in classical music, I’ve been nerding out on Handel.  A year ago, I would have wondered why in the world there are Handel societies. Now, I can’t imagine a world without them. So far I’ve listened at least twice to 26 of Handel’s operas and oratorios. Limiting…