Tag: Johann Sebastian Bach

Philippe Herreweghe Johann Sebastian Bach: Ich elender Mensch, Leipzig Cantatas

§ Conspicuous yet Invisible There are few people today who are not at least aware of J.S. Bach’s fame as a composer. Yet, for most so-called educated people this awareness does not extend beyond a mere recognition of a famous name. Even among those actually acquainted with his music, those who profess delight upon listening to

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Philipp Spitta Johann Sebastian Bach

Books written in the 19th century, no matter the topic, have a fascinating aura about them which books today have lost to cynicism and practicality.  When you opened one of those old books, you could not be completely sure what you were getting into and there was a sense of adventure and defiance around every

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