Apr 9, 2021
Variations 19, 20, and 21. Pianist Rachel Breen didn't have an ordinary classical music education; guided by her father, not himself a musician, Breen began with a diet exclusively of Bach. This episode delves into what it's like to learn Bach's music as a student -- the practice, the errors, the experimentation -- and what Bach was like as a teacher himself.
Musical recording credits available at https://www.thirtybach.com/podcast-episodes/rachel-breen-my-musical-education-was-painful