Classical Caber: Bach’s Partita No. 4 in D major

The other night while we were in San Francisco, Dirk and I had dessert at a friend’s house. A little tipsy from three glasses of wine, Dirk sat down at our friend’s piano and played Bach’s Partita No. 4 in D major — from memory — which he hadn’t played in almost a decade. Not too shabby, huh? I shot a couple of minutes of video of his performance, which I’ve posted above. If you’re having trouble viewing it on your mobile device, try putting it in landscape mode first, or try this alternate NSFW link.)

By the way, Dirk was staying at this particular friend’s house during Folsom weekend in 2011… and it happens to be the house where Dirk and I hooked up on the very first night we met. Ahh, memories.

Also, here’s a quick update on the Piano for Dirk GoFundMe campaign. And it’s good news! Dirk and I have located a used digital hybrid for sale… the only problem is that it’s out of state. Used digital hybrids don’t come along very often (it’s just too new a technology) so we’re going to try to snag this one. Dirk’s figuring out a time when he can go take a look at it, and we’re also looking into what it would cost to move it back to Boston. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, we’re leaving the GoFundMe page open for a bit longer in case you want to pick up a copy of Dirk’s music on CD or a printed and signed score. We’re also moving ahead with sending out the stuff that a bunch of you have already requested as “thank you” gifts. It’s a daunting number of items, but with any luck we should have everything sent out by the end of the month.

You guys have completely floored us with your generosity and support. This piano is going to change Dirk’s life. THANK YOU AGAIN.

7 replies
  1. Cyn Duby
    Cyn Duby says:

    That was simply lovely! I love watching Dirk play. Thanks so much for sharing that and good luck on having his new instrument purchase work out seamlessly! I am waiting excitedly for the say when we get to see video of him at his “new” hybrid in YOUR house! Whoot!

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  2. Diane White
    Diane White says:

    That was so beautiful. Thanks so much for recording it and sharing. Can’t wait to see and hear more from Dirk.

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  3. Tony W Lanier
    Tony W Lanier says:

    Dirk played very great! The both of U will always play beautiful music together! ALWAYS! I am always happy for the both of U!. I hoped the both of U had a great 4th.

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  4. Marvin
    Marvin says:

    Certainly I am excited about listening to more music played on the piano by Dirk following this beautifully played piece. I can imagine how his life will change with the acquisition of a new piano in the home that he shares with Jesse. I hopes he shares his music with us. .

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  5. Kim thorne
    Kim thorne says:

    So glad you finally got a chance at that piano good luck with it. Have a nice weekend and summer.

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