Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Pinky says:

    Telemann was too rule-bound for the generation that followed him. Handel was a showman, Vivaldi had those great Italian strings, and Bach was still semi-obscure. Telemann exemplified the music of his age – and there’s nothing the iconoclasts hate more than something that exemplifies its age.Report

    • Mike Schilling in reply to Pinky says:

      All good points. Vivaldi also had the advantage of often being so fun and catchy that he was (a) hard to resist and (b) easy to enjoy while still dismissing Baroque as shallow.

      Here is another Telemann pieces I love. Both come from an album my brother and I got my Dad for his birthday, long ago.