Monday, March 21, 2016

Bach's Birthday

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird; that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
~Charles Mingus

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?
~Lars Gustafsson

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:

Happy 331st!

photo by Richard White

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