Today was the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach.
Born the 21 of March, 1685, and:
"athough he introduced no new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, a control of harmonic and motivic organisation from the smallest to the largest scales, and the adaptation of rhythms and textures from abroad, particularly Italy and France. He is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time."
Amen, whatever that all means.
So why not celebrate today just a bit, by getting Bach to classical music.
Pour yourself a class of your favourite beverage, pull out some of your favourite classical music and sit down a bit and just listen.
Course, if you are beauty poor and you have no classic CD's or Albums, you can simply tune into one of the CBC 2 online Radio feeds for a dose of classical. And if those long "boring" classical pieces make you weep, jump over to ClassicFM and have a listen. (They will ask you for a postal code so I use the one they put up there, WC2H 7LA works fine.) I do believe they don't play pieces longer than 5 minutes.
It'll do you a world of good.
Happy Birthday Bach.