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    JS Bach - Fugue in G (Gigue)

    Here's Virgil Fox making the audience dance:

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    Hi Argoth,

    Many years ago I gave an organ recital to an auditorium full of High-Schoolers - Whew, thats a tough crowd to please - one impetulant kid shouted that Bach only wrote funeral dirges - I turned around and looked at him and spoke calmly with a deep voice: Oh yeah??? Grab your sweetie and get ready to dance!!! I lit up the *Gigue Fugue* - the kid couldn't dance the Gigue - his girlfriend could and she invited another guy to dance with her. Meanwhile, he sat and fumed and stewed. She was no longer his sweetie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Hi Argoth,

    Many years ago I gave an organ recital to an auditorium full of High-Schoolers - Whew, thats a tough crowd to please - one impetulant kid shouted that Bach only wrote funeral dirges - I turned around and looked at him and spoke calmly with a deep voice: Oh yeah??? Grab your sweetie and get ready to dance!!! I lit up the *Gigue Fugue* - the kid couldn't dance the Gigue - his girlfriend could and she invited another guy to dance with her. Meanwhile, he sat and fumed and stewed. She was no longer his sweetie

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
    hehe now that IS a good one, and also a good way to bring classical music out of that "slow"/"boring"/"funeral dirge" stereotype that younger folks tend to automatically associate with it.

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    I have seen this video many times before. I like it.
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    Fox's brilliant way to bring Bach to the common man was absolutely thrilling. I was fortunate to have seen Fox perform this piece live on two occasions.
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