Bach trumps Telemann at the "New" WQXR
Mon Oct 5 13:46:40 EDT 2009
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "A. Joseph Ross"
>To: "Laurence Glavin"
>Subject: Re: Bach trumps Telemann at the "New" WQXR
>Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 01:28:03 -0400
>On 1 Oct 2009 at 15:11, Laurence Glavin wrote:
> Just to be clear: Telemann is NOT some avant-garde composer of recent
> vintage, but a contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach (late 1600s to
> mid-18th Century); Telemann was a more famous composer when both were
> alive, but the T-man's reputation declined as JSB's star rose
> (unfortunately for him, long after he could profit from the
> adulation). So the point the NYT was making is similar to what I've
> said right along: playing obscure-and-forgotten-18th-Century-dreck by
> deservedly-obscure-and-forgotten- composers is NOT good programming
>On the other hand, WCRB in recent years has been known to play works
>by William Herschel, an 18th century musician and astronomer whose
>main claim to fame was the discovery of the planet Uranus. A more
>obscure 18th century composer I can't think of.
According to their website's playlist archives, last month WCRB played a
piece by Carlos Baguer. There's no entry for Carlos Baguer at Wikipedia.
If you type in 'Carlos Baguer', the site asks if you mean 'Carlos Baker'?
Now THAT's obscure!
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