Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardiner

Saturday, 28 Feb 2015

"Acknowledging Bach's frailties and imperfections...allows us to see his humanity filtering through intothe music."
In the minds of Christians who appreciate classical music, whether as performers or simply as listeners, perhaps no figure so fully epitomizes what it means to be a "Christian composer" or a "Christian musician" as does Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). While Lutherans can most legitimately claim Bach as their own’the composer was a part of that tradition, both as a result of his location as well as by personal conviction’Protestant musicians of all stripes look to him as a model for the quality of his output and the theological conviction with which that ...

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