Classiclectic Feature: Interview with pianist Craig Swanson

May 6, 2019

Pianist Craig Swanson, in conversation about "The French Suite Kit," a new recording of Bach's 4th French Suite in Eb Major

Craig Swanson is a pianist who is very familiar with Johann Sebastian Bach's French Suites, and is particularly fond of the Fourth suite in Eb Major.  He dreamed about the idea of "The French Suite Kit" since hearing Glenn Gould talk about the possibility of a "New Listener," who would control participation in the listening process.

Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Craig about his experience with the music of J.S. Bach, his thoughts on Glenn Gould's philosophy, and his thoughts on how a listener can experience music:

"The French Suite Kit" is available now via, the, and CD Baby

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