September 05, 2006

Gratuitous Musickal Posting

Bach Manuscript.jpg
(Image lifted from al-Reuters.)

This is nifty: Pictured above are the newly-rediscovered earliest known manuscripts of a young Johan Sebastian Bach, dating from 1700 or so. The manuscripts are copies of the works of two of young Bach's model composers, Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Adam Reinken. As the researchers put it, "[t]echnically highly demanding, these organ works document the extraordinary virtuoso skills of the young Bach as well as his efforts to master the most ambitious and complex pieces of the entire organ repertoire."

Yips! to Moderata.

Posted by Robert at September 5, 2006 12:26 PM | TrackBack

Ah, Bach!

Posted by: GroovyVic at September 6, 2006 07:29 AM