> I sort of let the Rameau/Bach/radio announcer thread slip by, but
> wanted to add this thought. No, Rameau was not Bach, but neither was
> Bach Rameau. They and their music were quite different, but that is
> not to judge that either was at all "better" or "worse" than the
> other, whatever that is taken to mean. They worked in different
> cultures, and their music represented those different cultures rather
Quite so, and thanks for saying it.
> Bach's music is also incredibly sturdy, and survives and even
> transforms any transcription of it I've ever heard. I question
> whether the same could be said for "Switched-On Rameau," but it would
> be an interesting experiment!!
I am sure it would not work. I have heard enough orchestrations and piano performances of the chicken piece alone to convince me that even Rameau cannot transcribe Rameau, much less anyone else.
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