Music: Bach by the Sea

In 13 years the well-to-do resort town of Carmel, Calif, has become a kind of Bayreuth of Bach. Last week Carmel again paid its tribute to the master with a full week of his music. A good many Carmelites frankly preferred the Shriners' circus in nearby Salinas. But those who gave Bach a try got preludes and fugues on the organ, cantatas, all the Brandenburg concertos and a few works by other 18th Century composers. The big event was two performances of the great B Minor Mass. It rated a B minus for Bach —the strings were uneven and the...

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