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in music: see tuning systemstuning systems,
methods for assigning pitches to the twelve Western pitch names that constitute the octave. The term usually refers to this procedure in the tuning of keyboard instruments.
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For Red Bull Flying Bach we are not only dancing, we are visualising and reviving Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.
Matthew Dirst's Engaging Bach: The Keyboard Legacy from Marpurg to Mendelssohn is a welcome addition to the literature on this topic, not only providing a detailed account of key developments in the reception of Bach's keyboard works (especially Well-Tempered Clavier), but also connecting these developments to broader cultural trends.
Using the C Major Prelude from Book One of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (BWV 846) as a case study, Michael Rector shows the pedagogical benefits of some marvelously inauthentic editions.
Anastasi has also produced drawings while listening to music: The 1963 series "Constellation Drawings" was executed while the artist played a recording of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, allowing the duration of the music to determine that of the drawing process itself.
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Fifteen-year-old Elaine Disney of Roseburg was positively beaming when she finished her first Bach prelude and fugue from "The Well-Tempered Clavier.
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The live performance -- which promises to merge cultural and artistic realms -- will feature the four-time breakdancing champions as they reignite the power of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier both visually and symbolically through dance, thanks to acclaimed opera director Christoph Hagel.
The titular essay takes a firm hand with flabby writing, and demonstrates, via lexical ratiocination, the well-tempered musculature of vigorous sentences, while Glover's superb, detailed parsing of Alice Munro's story "Meneseteung" discovers the music and inner life at the heart of powerful fiction.