Saturday Baroque

“It is the special province of music to move the heart.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach

“And if we look at the works of J.S. Bach — a benevolent god to which all musicians should offer a prayer to defend themselves against mediocrity — on each page we discover things which we thought were born only yesterday, from delightful arabesques to an overflowing of religious feeling greater than anything we have since discovered. And in his works we will search in vain for anything the least lacking in good taste.” ~ Claude Debussy

“I think that if I were required to spend the rest of my life on a desert island, and to listen to or play the music of any one composer during all that time, that composer would almost certainly be Bach. I really can’t think of any other music which is so all-encompassing, which moves me so deeply and so consistently, and which, to use a rather imprecise word, is valuable beyond all of its skill and brilliance for something more meaningful than that — its humanity.” ~ Glenn Gould

“The immortal god of harmony.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

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Arabella Steinbacher & Akiko Suwanai – J.S.Bach ~ Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043

Photo credit:  By Daderot (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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