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Bach Quiz No. 24 - June 2000
Answer the Bach Quiz correctly and you'll be entered to win a Bach CD!
check out the answers to December 1997's Quiz, January 1998's Quiz, February 1998's Quiz, March 1998's Quiz,
April 1998's Quiz, May 1998's Quiz, June 1998's Quiz, July 1998's Quiz, August & September 1998's Quiz,
February & March 1999's Quiz, April 1999's Quiz, May & June 1999's Quiz, July 1999's Quiz, August 1999's Quiz,
September 1999's Quiz, October 1999's Quiz, November 1999's Quiz, December 1999's Quiz, January 2000 's Quiz,
February 2000 's Quiz, March 2000's Quiz, April 2000 's Quiz, and May 2000 's Quiz

This month's prize has been provided by
Hyperion Records

Harmonia Mundi

The Goldberg Variations

BWV 988

Angela Hewett - Piano

Angela Hewitt's unashamedly pianistic Bach is enormously satisfying, full of coloristic effects, dynamic variation, rhythmic flexibility, precise articulation, and above all, a feel for the dance rhythms never far from the surface of this music. Despite a statement of the Aria that's just this side of ponderous, Hewitt's Goldbergs are a lively set. She manages to weave together the simultaneous strands of many of the variations while keeping them all crystal-clear. Also noteworthy is her subtle way with the repeats, often introducing nuances of rhythm and color to make them come alive. Incisive attacks and precise trilling add to the allure of her Goldbergs. Even if other pianists, such as Arrau, Gould, Schiff , and Tipo, have plumbed greater depths in the magnificent 25th Variation, Hewitt's disc is highly recommendable. Excellent sound, too. -- Dan Davis

The Quiz ...

If your answers are correct, you will be entered into the contest to win a Bach CD.
Winners will be selected at random at the end of the month and notified by e-mail.
You may answer the quiz more than once but only your last entry will be counted.

You may also put the answers to the questions in an e-mail message and send it to:

Please note, multiple entries from a single person using alternate e-mail addresses and names will be disqualified.
Multiple entries from the same household are accepted within reason. ( no pets, distant cousins, or dearly departed )


Give a brief description of a 'Canon':

A canon is a contrapuntal work where one melodic line is repeated over itself but transformed in pitch and/or vertical or horizontal direction.

The Aria first appeared in the Notebook for   (fill in the blank)  

Anna Magdalena Bach

In what year were the Goldberg Variations first published?


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