I hope I can visit him there someday, too. Thanks for sharing those pictures.
I hear what you're saying but it's always a matter of degree, so I stand by my view that Bach composed relatively "pure" music.I wouldn't go too far with this idea of Bach being an "emotionally ambiguous" composer.
Hear, hear - I second that.Bach had one of the greatest minds in the history of mankind. Period. Stunning. The more you dig the more is revealed. I think what you are referring to is that the "structural integrity" of the work is never compromised.
That's bloody brilliant! Typical thing to happen. You work so hard, spend ages stressing about perfecting a performance and then...Marcus,
Speaking of the Toccata, my hands went into make-up at Pinewood Studios once and I had to wear a victorian shirt with frilly cuffs because they where the stunt hands for Captain Nemo in '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' as he played the toccata on his big organ in the submarine (no, not a euphemism). I just fingered a dummy (no....NOT a euphemism..) err, keyboard to an existing recording whilst they filmed. As an aside, the director was Michael Anderson who did the Dam Busters among others. I had to practice the whole damn piece to be certain I wouldn't get caught out and in the end they just used, well you can guess what bit, for a few seconds...bloody films.