David Maslanka http://wrti.org en Inspired by Bach on Now Is the Time http://wrti.org/post/inspired-bach-now-time <p>J. S. Bach continues to illuminate us, on <strong>Now Is the Time, Sunday, October 20th at 10 pm</strong>. The Cello Suite 2 of Mark Hagerty does not ape the suites of the great master, but rather is lit from within by the spirit of Bach. It's a large-breathed, optimistic suite, given a luminous reading by Douglas McNames.<br /><br />The third Quintet for Winds by David Maslanka is so dedicated to the spirit of Bach, that even a chorale confidently unfurling in its midst is caught up in the spirit—though it's an original tune. Still, quotes and feints abound, and the deft handling of these chamber forces not only warmly counterpoises Hagerty's solo cello suite, it introduces us to an appreciation for Maslanka, for Bach, and for the never-dying muse illuminating all music of good will.<br /> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:40:05 +0000 Kile Smith 6596 at http://wrti.org Inspired by Bach on Now Is the Time