I have come to believe, for some strange reasons that escape me now, that there are some faithful readers of DMF who I sense are, shall we say, cultured gentlemen. So I though I would draw upon on my ample education and Musicology background and bring a little dignity and culture to this joint. So pay attention!!
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
J.S.Bach as a composer had at his command the wealth of musical gifts, most superb contrapuntal feats as well as the most profound reserves of moving musical expression. He also possessed outstanding gifts as a virtuoso on the organ and harpsichord as well an innate and reliable knowledge about the acoustics of space. He did not need any complicated experiments but simply looked around a knew what to expect, as a practitioner through and through.
In Bach's own words: “It's easy to play any musical instrument. All you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.”
He knew of what he spoke. Bach fathered 20 children because he had no stops on his Organ. ______________________________________________________________
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