Glowing Review of BATC IV, from The Well-Tempered Ear

Thank you to Jake Stockinger, for your attendance, your positive feedback, and the many photos you took with that silent-shutter, non-flash camera of yours. BATC participants should indeed take pride in the event we helped create:  9½ hours of Sonatas, Cantatas, Toccatas, Partitas, Concertos, Fantasias, Preludes & Fugues, Chorales, and more, everything from ‘Minuet in … More Glowing Review of BATC IV, from The Well-Tempered Ear

Early Morning Tuning

The day began bright and early, at 7:30.  Tim Farley showed up at St. Andrew’s, a man with a mission:  to tune the upright piano, the grand piano, and the clavichord, before Ken Stancer arrived at 10am to practice on the organ.

BATC visits WPR!

This afternoon, four BATC players headed to the Buck Studio, at the WPR station in Madison.  Host Norman Gilliland conducted a relaxed yet very informative interview, and the ensemble, with the self-dubbed name of The Fugal Players, played Contrapunctus I and VI from the Art of the Fugue. It went well, and we let listeners know … More BATC visits WPR!

WORT offers feature article on BATC

Madison’s excellent community radio station, WORT, just added a feature article on BATC to their website. WORT is contributing several of its classical music hosts:  Rich Samuels, Alan Muirhead, and John Barker, to serve as M.C. during Bach Around The Clock.  For those who can’t get to St. Andrew’s on Saturday, WORT will carry audio/video live streaming … More WORT offers feature article on BATC

BATC on The Midday!

Tune in Thursday, March 16 from 12:00 – 12:30 pm, to hear BATC interviewed by Norman Gilliland on WPR.  Violinists Nathan Giglierano and Eleanor Bartsch, violist Marika Fischer Hoyt, and Eric Miller on viola da gamba, play movements from the Art of the Fugue by J.S. Bach, and answer questions about the upcoming Bach playathon … More BATC on The Midday!

BATC is one of more than 80 Events during ‘Early Music Month’

Early Music America, an organization which fosters awareness and performance of early music, has designated the month of March as ‘Early Music Month.’  Doubtless, the choice of this month was influenced by the fact that two major early composers were born in March, Telemann (on the 14th) and J.S. Bach (on the 21st). EMA invites … More BATC is one of more than 80 Events during ‘Early Music Month’