Hey, folks! This week’s “I’m A Fan Fridays!” came to me kind of late. I was all set to bring you something completely different when I landed on something amazing I just had to share right away!
Many of you know what a fan I am of Baroque music. I love many different genres of music and listen to all kinds of music, depending on what I might be in the mood for. But, when I’m down or up or anywhere in between, I love listening to music from the Baroque era.
For those of you unfamiliar, the Baroque period, according to scholars, roughly spans the years 1600-1750. The year 1750 is significant because it is the year Johann Sebastian Bach (the greatest composer of all time!) died without ever having left his home country of Germany. Not a bad thing to be said of a person when an entire period of music is determined to have ended with his death.
Anyway, I was searching the Web for something on Youtube completely unrelated when I came across several different performances by a group that calls themselves the Netherlands Bach Society. Their mission, at least at the moment, is to record every single work of J.S. Bach’s.
What I found was what I describe as what my “Heaven” will surely be like if there is such a place and I am invited in. Their website is allofbach.com and while it is still a work in progress, it is a collection of some of the most beautiful performances I have ever seen and heard. Each performance is filmed in stunning HD video and is marvelous to look at as well as listen to.
Here is a sample of members of this remarkable society playing Bach’s Concerto for Four Harpsichords in A Minor BWV 1065.
Give yourself 14 minutes and take in this majestic performance of this work from the greatest genius the musical world has ever known! ENJOY!!!
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Thank you, Scott! Beautiful way to start my weekend!