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    Super impressed with this album. I've given a listen and it's a pretty epic project to undertake. Very highly recommended.

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    Brilliant! The second variation has long been a favorite of mine to play on harpsichord and it's funny now to think about how many times I've played it's melody on mandolin whilst "noodling" around. What a bold and exciting project. Well done!

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    Impressive! Love this.

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    Wow. That is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lovely, innovative instrumentation of the classic composed by the master of counterpoint! Wow.

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    I've totally fallen in love with Bach this past year. I started by learning a few minuets, then jumped into Goldberg Variation 1, Invention 13, and a couple of other shorter pieces learned from Hal Leonard books.

    His pieces are incredibly fun and challenging to play. Bach created 175 hours of masterworks in his lifetime and incorporated chord voicings that were not used again until the Jazz era. It's like he could intuit the outline of all great music to come. On his deathbed he told his family, "Weep not, for I am going to the source of where all music comes from." Bach lived and died for music, and saw it woven into the fabric of reality.

    I look forward to checking out this new record.

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    very cool

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    Excellent....love the playing and the recorded sound. I look forward to listening to the rest of it. I like the explanation above of how you separated the parts, etc.....currently I'm spending 1.5 hours a day with Bach's G minor Violin Sonata. Such a labor of love! Congratulations on this achievement!!

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    Ordered a CD copy. Can't wait!

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    Nice. And because of the outreach any recording like this is recommendable.

    When I listen to the clip on this site though I hear a lot of "overrecording". You can practically hear the grass grow. This is not a natural listening situation. For acoustic recordings I would like approaches like the Peter Rowan/Jerry Douglas effort "Yonder", Paul Mehlings 1993 Hot Club of San Francisco CD or most anything by David Grismanīs Acoustic Disk.

    Other than that: Bravo... spread the mandolin gospel

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    Wonderful! Just listened to it for the first time and will enjoy doing so many times over.

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    Wow! What an awesome feat!
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    Getting ready to listen in as CE is this week's guest on the Mandolins and Beer podcast.

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    The album has debuted at #11 on Billboard's classical and bluegrass charts, though the bluegrass side, hmm, most would think those aren't bluegrass recordings and certainly not bluegrass bands, but we know that discussion.

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