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Sister Canons in the Goldberg Variations

In Bach’s¬†Goldberg Variations, every third variation is a canon at an increasing interval. The first (Variation 3) is at the unison (the canonic voice repeats the leading voice verbatim), the second (Variation 6) is at the second (the response repeats … Continue reading

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Doing It Bachwards: my unexpected Goldberg Variations

(Cross-posted from UCLA’s Ethnomusicological Review. Thanks to AJ Kluth for inviting me to write this piece for the journal.) As I look back over the last ten¬†years and the peculiar journey with J.S. Bach that the time represents for me, … Continue reading

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