Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Birthday J.S. Bach!

Paying Tribute to the Master

Anne French

What can one say about J.S. Bach that has not already been said? He is the Master of the Masters of Western Music, the composer idolized by Albert Schweitzer, Glenn Gould, too many to even consider listing. And how can one choose a single piece? A choral work? Instrumental solo? Sacred music? Invention? Prelude and Fugue? A glorious work for Organ? I settled on Andreas Scholl singing the Agnus Dei from the B-minor Mass because I like it so much, but I could have easily chosen from hundreds of others. Let this be my small tribute to the birthday of a true musical giant.

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