Maybe it’s the presence of a young child in the house, rendering me unable to play music loud of an evening, or maybe it’s impending middle age, but classical music is kind of becoming an ever bigger thing with me. I am not a musician and cannot judge it on a “musical” level, but more and more I am finding myself thrilled with what seems to me like the new discovery of music which is hundreds of years old.
I have already asked about Beethoven here, non symphony stuff, and his piano sonatas have been a source of much play in my house. But those who try Beethoven often find themselves doing Bach don’t they?
I should say, I have had Glenn Gould’s Bach albums for years and I fucking love them. I also have a box set of Bach’s Masses, which I struggle with. Too much like prog rock. But right now I am listening to a CD of his Flute Sonatas which are just marvellous. So my question to the massive is, once you have the Gould and the Masses, where next for Bach?