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Reflections on Bach's Birthday
March 22, 2004

  Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

audio Brian NewHouse on lessons learned from Bach—the Double Violin Concerto

audio Michael Barone
on a favorite chorale prelude

audio Krista Tippett on Bach's spirituality—the Credo from the  B minor Mass

audio Valerie Kahler on the solo cello suites—Bach using a single instrument to create an entire universe

audio Steve Seel on his (somewhat) guilty pleasure—lush, "inauthentic" Bach arrangements

Cellist Pablo Casals called Bach's creations "the greatest and purest music of all time." We'll be hearing a lot of Bach's music this week as we celebrate his 319th birthday.  Five Minnesota Public Radio hosts share their personal reflections.

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