Ah, Bach…

I love it when I’m reading a book and it has me exploring things I know little or nothing about. In this case, I’m reading Peter Høeg’s The Quiet GirlI will always love Peter Høeg because he wrote Smilla’s Sense of Snow, so I read The Quiet Girl because of another love. I’m not going to review the book, because it’s been out for a long time and no one needs another review of it. Instead, I wanted to talk about all the music I’ve listened to since I started reading it. Right now, for example I’m listening to Itzhak Perlman play Partita in D Minor on YouTube. The piece ends with the Chaconne which is supposed to be one of the all time great pieces of music written for solo violin. I couldn’t tell you if that’s true because my knowledge of classical music is limited at best, but as with art, I know what I like, and this is a very beautiful piece of music. All of the music discussed and described in this book is amazing, but this might be my favorite. You should listen too.

2 thoughts on “Ah, Bach…

  1. J. S. Bach is probably my favorite composer. I love anything Baroque. Andras Schiff does a really nice job playing Bach’s pieces for piano. When it comes to violinists, well, I am a pianist not a violinist, so I am no expert, but I definitely like Itzhak Perlman. My favorite, though, is Jascha Heifetz. Here he is absolutely slaying Caprice 24. SLAYING.

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