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Canzone Italiana is a platform allowing users to listen online to the invaluable musical heritage of over a century of Italian song, from 1900 to 2000
L’Italia ha appena creato una piattaforma online che contiene l’ultimo secolo di musica italiana in streaming, dal 1900 al 2000, accessibile gratuitamente
Do they work, these string-quartet arrangements? Oh, yes. They make the preludes and fugues different (I think they are keyboard works, fundamentally). But Bach is still Bach. He is always Bach, no matter what you do to him. When the Swingle Singers sing him, he is Bach. When you bang him on a can, he remains Bach. He will always out, always.
I think The Well-Tempered Clavier is one of the most miraculous things ever to appear on earth—and that the hand that wrote them was scarcely human.
So what is the violin? How did this instrument come to be, and where did it come from?