Happy Birth Day Sebastian!

Today we celebrate the 221th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, composer extraordinaire, organ virtuoso, and zenith of the baroque period.

As I sit listening to Boston Baroque's recording of Bach's orchestral suites, words fail me as I try to describe all that Bach accomplished with his music. With this in mind...

I declare today to be musically dedicated to Bach.

Here are some of my favorite recordings.

Anything by the Bach Collegium Japan
Boston Baroque Brandenburg Concertos
The Jacques Loussier Trio Goldberg Variations and The Bach Book
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson & Emmanuel Music Bach Cantatas BWV 82 & 199
Pablo Casals Bach Cello Suites
The Bach Choir of Bathlehem The Christmas Oratorio