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.


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!

Always glad to hear and read of other Bach afficianados!

Anonymous said...

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


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!