We had a good crowd and a lively time sharing comments, asking questions and listening to Bach, yesterday. Thank you for attending and making the class so enjoyable. We covered a lot of ground, including why Bach is the Great Consolidator, how he expanded the possibilities of instruments such as the Baroque trumpet, how he painted words with exquisite poignancy and why his music is like catnip to arrangers.
Next class is all about his contemporary, George Frideric Handel, Nov. 3. Hope to see you there.
John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists:
David Stabler is a teacher, writer, dad and cyclist. He's working on a novel based on his childhood years living in Africa. In 2017, he rode across America with his brother.