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Thursday, April 27, 2006

At the Piano

Take J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations, Nr. 30 and play it — you can do it a lifetime — and every time, every time, that electrical feeling runs through you and you awaken to the sublime.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have one word to describe the man and his art...TRANSENDENT.
My 3 favorites in order:
1. Organ Toccata & Fugue in d min.
2. Brandenburg Concertos
3. Bach's Chaconne in D minor for solo violin.

Great read:
The Learned Musician by C. Wolff

Great Web Link for Bach fans!
http://www.jsbach.org/web.html

Always glad to hear and read of other Bach afficianados!
anoninnewengland

Anonymous said...

pardon me..."transCendent"
horrible speller here.

anoninnewengland

Anonymous said...

Sublime?? hardly a whisper in ones ear are the Goldbergs!

One of the most fabulous pieces he has done. The discipline of it all, is unmentionable, strikingly beautiful!
Glen Gould's recording in 1956 I think would be one of the best recordings of this piece of work.

Although I find it hard, he wrote the work for a man with insomnia for the 1st variation could stimulate the dead! And yet to play it is even more of a task! ( especially for someone as dyslexic as me!) after being exposed to Bach and attempting Goldbergs I have come to realize this man was from or inspired from a divine source!