. . . about little things, and the Big . . .
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 Concertos3. Bach's Chaconne in D minor for solo violin.Great read:The Learned Musician by C. WolffGreat Web Link for Bach fans!http://www.jsbach.org/web.htmlAlways glad to hear and read of other Bach afficianados!anoninnewengland
pardon me..."transCendent"horrible speller here.anoninnewengland
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!
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