Bach's chaconne or Sicilienne calls for a certain humility on the part of the artist.
It is almost a sacrilege to hear a little girl venturing to approach the chaconne.
She played the first five of the thirty-two variations of the chaconne; then she stopped.
Do you think the Greeks, whose manners we are endeavouring to depict, knew what a chaconne was?
Do you think the Greeks, whose manners we are endeavoring to depict, knew what a chaconne was?
For about two hundred years the attempt to force this chaconne upon the public had been continuous, and it was still boring them.
“Write me the music of a chaconne, Monsieur Gluck,” said the god of dancing.
When he played his solo in that second chaconne of Bach's, you could scarcely believe it was only one violin.
He has given the greatest performance of the celebrated Bach chaconne ever heard in America.
Vestris deeply regretted that the opera was not terminated by a piece they called a chaconne, in which he displayed all his power.