Thursday, April 22, 2010

The greatness of Bach

On one stave, for a small instrument, the man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings. If I imagined that I could have created, even conceived the piece, I am quite certain that the excess of excitement and earth-shattering experience would have driven me out of my mind.
--Johannes Brahms to Clara Schumann on Bach's Chaconne for solo violin

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