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Switched-On Bach Acoustic

In 1968, Wendy Carlos released Switched-On Bach, which featured works of Bach played on the Moog synthesizer. This is a playlist of the same works of Bach, performed on acoustic instruments, plus Toccata & Fugue in D minor, which she included on Switched-On Bach 2000. Although these are acoustic performances, I chose each one for qualities I liked about about Wendy Carlos's synthesizer performances, such as clarity of tone color, a variety of timbres, and the intimacy of sounding nearby rather than distant. I avoided orchestras and pianos. There is already an orchestral tribute to Switched-On Bach, and I plan to do a streaming piano playlist as a separate project.



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