The Scientific Indian

The Genius of Bach

Rock musician Andrew W.K’s take on Bach at NPR. For a blissful ten minutes, listen to the linked ‘Bandenburg Concerto No.5: Allergro’. You would know that Bach was a deeply religious man. Reminds me of what Harold Bloom said of genius*, (I paraphrase): Genius is not bound by culture or religion.

*You may want to pick up the book, ‘Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds’. The book is a tough read and Bloom is nauseating at times, but as G H Hardy said, great things are not done by humble men.