In this episode, we learn about the counter-fugues from the Art of Fugue, about how Bach's inclusion of the French style affects the piece on the whole, and about the relative advantages of the harpsichord and the piano.
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Here is a link to Ralitza's bio, and here is some of her playing available on youtube.
I should add that, though I forgot to mention it in our conversation, Ralitza has been a true inspiration for me and I never would have taken on the Art of Fugue without her. Thank you, Ralitza!
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