Classical Stories
10:21 am
Fri March 18, 2011

Bach Birthday Celebration: Today!


Join us throughout the day as we highlight the music of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750). Considered to be the king of Baroque music, and perhaps of all Western music, Bach is synonymous with the art of fugue, magnificent counterpoint, oratorios, passions, masses, and cantatas, and legendary virtuosity on the organ and harpsichord.

Bach's name means "brook" in German. But according to Beethoven, "Not Brook, but Ocean should be his name." Debussy saw in Bach's music "the most perfect purity of musical lines." And Brahms insisted, "Study Bach. There you will find everything."

Along with regular programming, a variety of Bach selections will be aired between 6 am and 6 pm.

Tune in for a Big Bach Birthday Bash!

Watch and Listen: Claudio Dauelsberg plays Bach Concerto in F minor, second movement, with Moscow Chamber Orchestra