Happy Birthday to JS Bach!
Things I learned playing in a stairwell:
• I need new strings, like yesterday
• Someone could come running down the stairs at any given moment and step on my phone
• I need more fluidity in the way I play Bach
• I wish I could have a stairwell like this in my house 😂😂😂
Today, March 21, marks the birthday of one of the greatest musical composers, Johann Sebastian (J.S.) Bach (1685-1750). His famous works are still taught today to music students across the globe, ensuring that Bach's music and style lives on.
Since some people celebrate Bach’s birthday on March 21 and some on March 31 (thanks to a change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar), I say we celebrate Bach’s birthday for the whole 10 days, especially since this is his 333rd birthday!! (I’ll take any excuse to play Bach 😛) This is a clip I took while still in Philadelphia for auditions. It is the Adagio movement of Bach Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major. By the way, I am busily preparing for my April 7 performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto with @rockfordsymphony, and I promise I will be posting some clips of Brahms very soon! #happybirthdaybach 🎉 #anyexcusetoplaybach#333bach