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Johann Christoph Bach: “Mein Freund ist mein und ich bin sein”

March 1, 2019

“This was one of the first pieces that opened me up to the sonic possibilities of historical performance practice and period instruments. I remember being instantly captured by its sensuousness and the hypnotic quality of its repeating chaconne bass, perfectly deployed to capture “love-sickness.” One can hear instantly why J.S. Bach called his first cousin once removed the “profound composer.”

Derek Tam
Executive Director, San Francisco Early Music Society
EMA Board Member

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