Leipzig genius: Johann Friedrich Fache
Baroque – new rock and roll? You can say so! Let this music be already half a millennium – what difference does it have if it still pumps people at concerts and attracts all new fans and adherents. Authentic performance – that is, playing on old instruments – gets to the Russian province.
In fact, there is nothing surprising in the attractiveness of Baroque. It is in us like “sewn up.” Rock, prog rock, folk rock, art rock and even pop music borrowed from the Baroque melodies and rhythms. In principle, rock and baroque music coincide in many respects, so to speak, by intentions and aesthetics: passion, desire for improvisation, live performance, the important role of the text, the acuteness of the statement, and so on. Continue reading