Episode Air Date: August 11, 2016
Artist: Walter Gieseking
Recording Title: Partita No. 1
This version of Partita Number 1 in B Flat Major was recorded by Walter Gieseking in 1950.
It’s perhaps ironic that Bach’s compositions are celebrated worldwide; in his entire life he never strayed more than 200 miles from his birthplace of Eisenstadt, Germany. But his influence has been felt all over the globe, and through every generation since. Bach translates literally as “brook”, but as Beethoven put it, “His name should not be brook, but Ocean.”
Johannes Sebastian der Ozean. Has a nice ring to it.
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