"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

21 March 2021

Happy Birthday, Bach

Ihle, Johann Sebastian Bach, 1720

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685.

[Bach} was first and last an architect, a constructor of sound, and what makes him so inestimably valuable to us is that he was beyond a doubt the greatest architect of sound who ever lived.

Glenn Gould

Gould performs the Contrapunctus I-IV from The Art of Fugue ...

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