We then listened to the complete Bach Sonata in E Minor BWV 1023 for Violin and Basso in 3 movements. This is a lesser known work of Bach's. But as Bach wrote such a substantial body of work some of his music is not played as much as some of his more popular work is and, as a consequence, is not so well known. But never the less well worth the listen. This work was played on a Bose Wave Music System and showed how miraculous some music systems can be. Such rich sound out of such small a system.
27th April - Our unknown composer today was Thomas Dyke Ackland Tellefsen. This Norwegian was another pupil of Chopin who became a teacher himself as well as a virtuoso piano player. We listened to his Violin Sonata No 1 in G Minor. This had lots of violin music in it as well as piano music. If he was a pupil of Chopin he was not influenced much by him in this instance. The music was clean and melodic.
We then listened to Mahlers 5th Symphony. Its a while before you get to the Adagietto but its worth the wait. Lots of unresolved chords blending from one into another which is the Mahler trademark. This music was used as the soundtrack in Visconti's Death In Venice and is perfect to have in the background while experiencing Venice. Seems to sum the place up perfectly.
We experimented with playing parts of Mahler on the Bose sound system as well as a sound bar. Hopefully we now have all our technical problems sorted out.