Listening to this last night I got the feeling, one I’ve had many times, that Bach has a pipeline to God. Beethoven and Mozart are great but Bach seems like the “raw” file, as it were. (Photographers will know that a “raw” file is a basic format before a camera coverts it into jpg or some other condensed format).
It’s a silly analogy. And we could say Beethoven and Mozart are just as close to God but coming through different cultural filters. Bach was a Protestant (Lutheran) German and apparently very strict with his students. His ‘pipeline’ to God has a definite Germanic flavor.
I know all that.
But still, listen to this and see if you agree.
There’s something about Bach that just blows away all the others.
Keep the faith, my friends. 🙏👰💫