I’ve always enjoyed NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. These intimate episodes allow us to get to know an artist in a very personal way.
An episode from 2014 features pianist, Simone Dinnerstein playing and discussing Bach’s Two-Part Inventions. In it, she speaks of how Bach’s inventions force the player to make the piano sing. Bach himself stated that one of his goals in writing these works was to help students of the keyboard “to achieve a cantabile style of playing.”
Enjoy the episode here.