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  •  No no no no no! (6+ / 0-)

    I mean the Wendy Carlos Switched-on-Bach Moog version of the same thing.

    Thank you, but NO GOLD STAR!

    •  I was looking for Wendy's Scarlatti the other day (2+ / 0-)
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      with no better luck.

      •  Wendy's got her own webpage here: (2+ / 0-)
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        http://www.wendycarlos.com/

        It may have some info on that.

        It's interesting to google her name for images over the years.  I thought of putting up a before and after pic in the diary but decided that was tacky.  I think I really like that one I chose, with her looking like a 70s glam rocker, a little more ambiguous.

        Hmmm...  She's from Long Beach.  I may have met her at the store and not even noticed.

    •  I go further back (3+ / 0-)
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      to the Swingle Singers versions - I seem to remember a few of the two part inventions.

      This is the first of these I have read, and that's strange since I am a classical musician.  I will at some point follow your links back.

      Casals was actually the re-discoverer of the Unaccompanied Cello Suites and the first ever person to record them.

      And since this is a political site, he never set foot in Franco's Spain, and did not play in the US for years (until invited to perform at the White House by the Kennedys) since we supported Franco in one of those the enemy of my enemy is my friend sort of Cold War way.  An interesting life.

      When shit happens, you get fertilized.

      by ramara on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 12:07:05 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the Swingle Singers mention (2+ / 0-)
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        Ward Swingle is my uncle, my father's younger brother. Here he is discussing Bach for Baltimore filmmaker Michael Lawrence's Bach Project, "Bach & Friends," which looks at Bach from a wide variety of interpretations and also includes interviews with such musicians as Joshua Bell, Bobby McFerrin and Philip Glass:

        http://www.mlfilms.com/...

        And the group (don't ask me which incarnation - the original group is pictured, but I'm not sure who's performing; it has changed personnel many times over the past nearly-50 years:) performing Brandenburg No. 3, 1st movement:

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