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Evan Shinners


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Splinters from the Bach Workshop

What was it like to be a son of the greatest composer? How would your father have taught you music?

Join Evan Shinners as he looks at the notebook of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (J. S. Bach’s eldest son with his first wife); re-creates the lessons, methods, and compositions; and brings the musical workshop into the present day via Snapchat, electronic music, and W.T.F. Bach (the imagined character Shinners assumes as J. S. Bach’s “prodigal son”)—a tour from the first lesson in reading music to the most virtuosic compositions of J. S. Bach.

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