Mingus also said, “Stravinsky is nice, but Bach is how buildings got taller. It’s how we got to the moon, through Bach, through that kind of mind that made that music up. That’s the most progressive mind.”
J.S. Bach Stained Glass Window
St. Andrew's Church, Ann Arbor
photo by Alan C.
There must have been a world before
the Trio Sonata in D, a world before the A minor partita,
but what kind of a world?
Spending this Music Monday with J.S. Bach, who I have featured before (the poem excerpt above is one I shared already, along with a video of Bach's Cello Suite #1 that I want you to see if you haven't yet. Click on "before").
Here's Jesu, meine Freude:
photo by Richard White