Usual warning to our UK-based readers: this is the trailer for the episode of Westworld that airs next week (29 November); we get to see the episode that aired in the States last night tomorrow on Sky Atlantic. But because some people don’t care about spoilers, and because our US readership is growing, here’s the US trailer for episode 1.09.
The title is curious. “The Well-Tempered Clavier” is a collection of two series of Preludes and Fugues in all major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach, published in 1722. They were intended, wrote the composer, “for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study”.
So is Ford going to forgo his usual zoologically-themed metaphors and deliver a speech full of musical analogies about how the hosts are learning? Or is the player piano in the saloon going to get all classical for a change?