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The Friday OT: Lang Lang and Gina Alice; Sheep may safely graze (BWV208 (9))

One of the world’s most famous melodies, And Sheep May Safely Graze (Schafe können sicher wieden) forms part of JS Bach’s ‘Hunting Cantata’ (BWV208). It’s been sung, played and performed in a million styles already, but this four-hands piano version, found at the end of Lang Lang’s new Goldberg Variations album, is at once simple and profound. Lang Lang is the archetype “classical star”, but forget the sidebar issues and just listen to the man play. Pure bliss.

Youtube here.


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