It’s March 14 – Pi Day! In honor of the venerable mathematical constant, today Radio Riel features music by one of the most “mathematical” composers… Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a
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by Gabrielle Riel on Sunday, 14 March, 2010

It’s March 14 – Pi Day!

In honor of the venerable mathematical constant, today Radio Riel features music by one of the most “mathematical” composers…

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. Although he introduced no new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivaled control of harmonic and motivic organization in composition for diverse musical forces, and the adaptation of rhythms and textures from abroad, particularly Italy and France.

Radio Riel produces this program in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the program now at http://main.radioriel.org . Today’s music originates from the music library of Gabrielle Riel.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in-world.

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