Thursday, May 17, 2007

Day 8 (just kidding, sort of)

For a different take on the Allemande (and ensuing movements), I have long been neglecting to link to the good people at Houston Public Radio, who had me on their program... I begin playing at 8 and a half minutes in. Otherwise, I simply babble away, it seems.

17 comments:

Will Mego said...

I'm not entirely sure why yet, but I seem to prefer the home-recorded version. Somehow more immediate, more personal to me. Both are wonderful, to be sure, and I can only pray that soon an album(cd/digital release, whatever) of solo bach is forthcoming, but the home version (due in some part to the environmental noises) immediately brings the listener to your apartment, feeling the solitude (romantic illusion of artist in lonely isolation?) of your practice.

Continue to inspire us, as you always seem to do...and please come to Chicago!
-willmego.com

Anonymous said...

I agree w/ the home-recorded version. That's what made me feel lonely and connected to the solitude of your afternoon affection. Yes, we're looking for a JD ALL BACH Cd! Where is it?
Continue obsessing Mr. Bach's music and infect us w/ your wisdom and analysis. Thank you for sharing this wonderful addicting passion. I hope from it and w/ your music, you'll continue to touch the human aspect of life. Your musical blog cafe is worth the sip.

The Houston interview was also incredible. Glad we got to hear your voice once again, professor.

HAPPY 37th Birthday? never mind.... you're young and what a poetic soul, you are Jeremy!!! Please do more solo concerts and also chamber music w/ other great musicians. We love your direction.

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

A.C. Douglas said...

For a different take on the Allemande....

Yessir. That's more like it. You almost nailed it. The conversation, that is.

ACD

Anonymous said...

Dear AC Douglas,

Try not to be such a pissant.

Anonymous said...

ACD, I bet YOU never gave anyone an Allemande on your birthday.

A.C. Douglas said...

Yikes. I just realized that my above, "The conversation, that is," is unwittingly ambiguous. I forgot completely about the interview. I meant, of course, the Bachian conversation, not your conversation with the program host.

Sorry for any confusion.

ACD

Anonymous said...

ooo...sorry...I guess it is I who will try not to be such a p*****t

Anonymous said...

What protective loyalty Jeremy arouses in us fans!

Anonymous said...

Yes...beware the wrath of the Denkanistas.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo....we are the receiving end of a wide thinking span " Denke dran " Jeremy.
It's his birthday and let the man enjoy and share his Allemande. Go ahead Jerjer, obsess more. We are at your side the DENKANISTAS!!!- nice word.

Samantha G. said...

DENKANISTA--- I want that on a t-shirt. :D

Anonymous said...

I'd like to wear a t- shirt that says;

I am a Denkanista blog reader!!!


( animated picture of Denk playing the piano)


.....think Denk....

Samantha g. said...

...spelled out in rhinestones!

Will Mego said...

After writing the first comment about coming to Chicago, I feel silly, perusing the CSO's schedule at 1am I notice just now that you are in fact coming to town on Feb 17th. Regardless of the answer, I will be there, but I was wondering if you could shed light on what the program will be, as the CSO's site doesn't say. As I said, this composer will be there...unless you play...well I wouldn't want to offend anybody by saying what terrible things you'd have to play to keep me away...a minimalistic arrangement of the Nokia ringtone for Violin and Piano followed by Josh playing a serial adaptation of "Greensleeves" might do it, I guess.
-wjm

Emily said...

My head is spinning from this Think Denk Allemande blitz. That'll teach me to check in more frequently. You have an uncanny way of capturing the essence of what a composer seemed striving to evoke, distilling it down into the most salient/interesting points and on top of that....peppering your explanations with humor and irony. Thanks for continuing to indulge us all with your wise insights and observations and thank you even more for the home-studio version of the Allemande---fabulous. And a supremely happy (belated) birthday to you, JD!

Anonymous said...

Belated Happy Birthday,Jeremy!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend celebration!

Leni

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Uncle Jeremy!!! Can't wait to talk with you after the summer's end! Your writing still intigues me and I often catch myself wanting to listen more and more to classical music...I guess it's contagious. I'm just smitten all the time! And I can't believe, you are 37?!!? Seems like yesterday you were staying at our house for spring break! Ha! Talk to ya soon....

Love
Your niece!