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News 2016: (US) Longread Article: "Bringing Bach to the Public" (Jessica Gross, June 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jun 13, 2016

"... Afterward, I introduced myself to the musician. Her name was Michelle Ross, and it turned out this was the culmination of “Discovering Bach,” her 33-day project playing Bach’s entire solo violin cycle in public spaces throughout New York City. She kept a blog throughout, but hadn’t promoted the series anywhere; she wanted to create an authentic communal experience, not do a publicity stunt. ...

... What I wanted was to feel the rawness of the music. I wanted people to be up close, as close as I feel when I’m playing. When I’m playing it, I’m living in this world and I am completely immersed in and taken over by these works. ..."

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