Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥

Posted by: stores

Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 05:55 PM

Happy Birthday to the one and only...


(I can't believe I'm the first one to post this at 5:55 p.m. tsk tsk!!!)
Posted by: fuzzy8balls

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 06:05 PM

It's only his 326th birthday!! (><)
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 06:09 PM

I checked google for composers with last name Sebastian but not much there?
Posted by: Dave Horne

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 06:17 PM

... I forgot to send a card ...
Posted by: carey

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 06:25 PM

Happy Birthday JSB !!

Did ya ever imagine that your musical compositions would be performed, heard and loved by thousands of folks around the world on a daily basis 261 years after your death ??? crazy
Posted by: Bachsky

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 06:28 PM

Madison, WI hosted a "Bach around the Clock" - 12 hour marathon of folks sharing with each other their love of playing the master.

Somehow it never got the press that all the govenor/government protesting got at our state capitol over the last many weeks! I can't imagine why.
Posted by: ChopinAddict

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 06:30 PM

Posted by: findingnemo2010

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 06:40 PM

everybody bow down and hail whome
Posted by: Tim Adrianson

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 07:08 PM

I'll have you know I was responsible for a full 1/12 of the "Bach around the Clock", in Madison WI! Originally I had said that I would provide roughly a half hour, but then the Moderator asked if I could extend that to an hour -- which I did. If you're curious about the program:

Arioso (transcribed Max Perari)
WTC Prelude/Fugue in F# Minor, No 14 Bk 2
French Suite No 5 (no repeats)
WTC Prelude/Fugue in G Minor, No 16 Bk 2
WTC Prelude/Fugue in E Major, No 9 Bk 2
Chaconne in D Minor, transcribed by Johannes Brahms for left hand alone.

I'm pleased to say that it was a very responsive piano. There were some fluffs, which I expected "going in".It's grueling, though, to play a full hour!
Posted by: TheHappyMoron

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 07:15 PM

Happy Birthday Bach!!!
Posted by: DameMyra

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 08:02 PM

Posted by: Andromaque

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 09:04 PM

Posted by: WinsomeAllegretto

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 10:59 PM

Happy birthday Bach! I hope your birthday is celebrated for 1234567890 more years!
Posted by: Josh_P

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 11:14 PM

Afterwards of course we all get sucked in the black hole of pop culture. wink
Posted by: Pogorelich.

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 11:33 PM

Did you just do hearts in the title???

HAHAHA~~
Posted by: Theodore Slutz

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 11:41 PM

Happy B Day Bach.

"He is the grandfather of us all."
Mozart
Posted by: argerichfan

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/21/11 11:45 PM

The P&F in E minor, 'The Wedge' (for organ), has always been the outstanding Bach composition in my life. Happy Birthday, JS! (Horribly difficult, thanks.)

And something from Martha:

Posted by: stores

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/22/11 04:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Pogorelich.
Did you just do hearts in the title???

HAHAHA~~


Yeah, I did blush I know, I know...hahaha...I love him though!
Posted by: BD76

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/22/11 05:35 AM

Happy B-day Mr. B, wherever y'are.
Posted by: Plowboy

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/22/11 11:07 AM

I didn't know! But I was playing Bach last night. And his pupil, Kirnberger.
Posted by: Brandon_W_T

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/22/11 01:22 PM

What the heck. No google artwork, no more threads here. How could I miss his birthday!!!!!!! shocked

I shall go home and sit at my organ and play all his music that I know. And parts of my favorite piece ever written- Passacaglia in C minor.
Posted by: mrenaud

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/22/11 03:06 PM

I like the Passacaglia and the Prelude and Fugue in e minor, but for me, his organistic masterpiece is the great Fantasy and Fugue in g minor (BWV 542). Learning it took me quite a while and cost me lots of nerves, but it was totally worth it.
Posted by: Toastburn

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/24/11 06:43 AM

To whom it may concern:

Please give or lend us back JSB for a year. You can have Justin Beiber AND Lady Gaga in return for eternity.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Happy Birthday ♥ Johann Sebastian ♥ - 03/24/11 09:53 AM

hearts indeed.