Tuesday, November 23, 2010

jazzed up bach and a little more

got a little canadian brass for you today; in this piece, the members intentionally swing the notes of Bach's fugue #2 from his "Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1" which displays a "quasi-jazz" style of playing(didn't want to use the word "feel" to describe it =D) without obscuring the original polyphonic texture (texture in which a counter melody is played in tandem with the original melody, extremely  important in fugal writing) too much; anyway I hope you enjoy; also, they have many other works around the interwebz that are worth checking out

jazzed up Bach- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miB8p0Kgv5c

Mozart Rock- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pY_KKHIzLo (this one quotes the primary theme of the first movement  of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, so if you're familiar with it, you'll get a kick out of hearing it)