Happy Birthday, Sebastian!

A question for Bach's birthday: What does Bach mean to you?

Bach with Music

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After 326 years, J.S. Bach is still topping the charts.

March 20th is the 326th birthday anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach (known to family and friends simply as Sebastian.)

During Evening Classical Music with David Wood tonight, (7pm EDT)  we’ll trace Bach’s career from Weimar to Leipzig and sample some of his compositions from each of the positions he held there in an all Bach program.

And at 10pm, Pipedreams features a performance of Bach’s Clavierübung III in a concert from New York’s Alice Tully Hall.

Now we’re asking you to tell us below:  What does Bach mean to you?

David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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  • Kurt

    The music of Bach is the loftiest, most sublime music ever written. The master of harmony and counterpoint set a bar so high that every subsequent composer looked back to Bach, and many have lamented the fact that after Bach, there was nothing left to compose. The brilliance of his mind and the sincerity of his soul comes through in his music. He was and is one of the great geniuses of the human race.

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