BACH AND INEQUALITY
Since ‘An Unequal Music’ has created quite a lot of interest I have written a supplement called ‘Bach and Inequality’ which attacks this vital subject head-on. I hope to send it to the printer in the New Year.
It is written very much from my experience as a harpsichordist, organist (I’m an FRCO and ex-organ scholar at St. John’s College, Oxford) and conductor (I was the first conductor of the Schola Cantorum of Oxford). So it should appeal particularly to people who share my interests. I am specially keen to get through to organists, since many of Bach’s finest masterpieces were written for that instrument.
The Bach chapter in ‘An Unequal Music’ was deliberately cautious and non-committal but since finishing it I have done some serious research on this composer and I am now convinced that the arguments in favour of using inequality in his works are very strong.
The first draft of the Supplement is now available as a PDF here.