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In this episode, we look at Contrapunctus 9 as a microcosm for Bach's compositions more generally, and begin to see how he perfectly balances repetition with unpredictability in his music. You'll hear it both on piano, and at the end of the show, on organ! For some comparison, for anyone who's interested, below is Glenn Gould's organ recording. Click here for a pretty awesome 16 year old playing it on youtube