The Hidden, Mesmerizing Logic of Bach's Canons

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Canons are constructed from a theme and a deceptively simple set of rules. The form, in the hands of a master like Bach, is a model of logical as well as musical beauty.

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Top 10 Bach Guitar Shreds: 2014 Edition

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bachstock would not be complete without a list of the ten best Bach guitar shreds. The world's most prolific composer lives through the fingers of electric guitar aficionados.

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Five Bach Pieces That Sound Better on a Piano than a Harpsichord

Monday, November 24, 2014

Angela Hewitt, a pianist particularly distinguished for her Bach performances, shares her top five Bach pieces that sound best – yes, best! – on a modern grand.

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One Pianist, Two Keyboards: Christopher Taylor's Bach Variation

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christopher Taylor, a pianist known for his marathon piano projects, talks about performing Bach's Goldberg Variations on an unusual piano.

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The Worst Bach Album Covers...Ever

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Some of the greatest composers and performers can suffer from the most questionable packaging. In honor of J.S. Bach, check out the Bachstock edition of truly bad cover art.

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As East Berliners Celebrated Freedom, Rostropovich Played Bach

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In recognition, our Albums of the Week include Rostropovich's Bach Suites, recorded in the aftermath.

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Three NYC Kids Give Bach a Big Thumbs Down. Fairly?

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Educator's efforts to sell kids on the greatness of classical music may face a tougher hurdle than we realize.

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The Bachstock Generator of Puns

Saturday, November 01, 2014

With this month's Bachstock festival, we're not only bringing sexy Bach, but also the Bach Pun Generator, which we'll update each week with your submissions.

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An All-Bach Playlist for the Marathon

Saturday, November 01, 2014

We've put together a pepped-up playlist of Bach's most energizing music to help you make it through the New York City Marathon.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Bach Concerts in November

Saturday, November 01, 2014

As we explore the music and career of Bach on-air and online this November, consult our one-stop guide to Bach-related concerts in a neighborhood near you.

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Top Five Bach-Inspired Pop Hits

Friday, October 31, 2014

From the Beatles to numerous one-hit-wonders, Bach's music has inspired many pop artists over the years. Here are the five that received the most notice.

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Bach Organ Marathon: The Complete Program

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Saturday, November 22, WQXR presents all of J.S. Bach's solo organ works performed in an all-day marathon. Here is the full program.

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Coming Soon – Bachstock: 30 Days of Peace and Music

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This November, WQXR presents  “Bachstock: 30 Days of Peace and Music,” a month long tribute to the magnetic and hypnotic music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

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