From the Library: Bach

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by Otenth Paderborn on Wednesday, 15 October, 2008

The composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750) perhaps needs no introduction to Radio Riel listeners. During and after his lifetime, however, he was known more as an organist and father (particularly of Johann Christian and Carl Philipp Emanuel, although over the course of his life and two marriages he fathered twenty children).

His adherence to Baroque forms and contrapuntal style was considered “old-fashioned” by his contemporaries, especially late in his career when the musical fashion tended towards Rococo and later Classical styles. A revival of interest and performances of his music began early in the 19th century, and he is now widely considered to be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. (Wikipedia is a handy source of more information on Bach.)

From the Library is produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Caledon Library in Second Life. Today’s program was produced by Otenth Paderborn.

For more information on the Caledon Library, current exhibits and the work of Second Life reference libraries in general, please visit the Caledon Library Web site, or one of their locations in-world.

You can listen now at http://music.radioriel.org — the ideal URL for you to use in your home parcel media address in-world — or simply visit any Caledon Library branch in-world and press Play on your embedded music player.

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