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  • February 24, 2013: Bach's Prelude in Fm, WTC II

    February 24, 2013 02:18

    Prelude in Fm, Well Tempered Clavier II J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

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    Young J.S.Bach’s career was enjoying a meteoric rise, steadily climbing the corporate/I mean courtly ladder with ever more prestigious posts. Then, when he was 35, Prince Leopold, his employer at the time decided to ‘go take the baths’ for his health and took his musicians with him. Upon their ...

  • February 9, 2013: Beethoven and Soup

    February 10, 2013 10:30

    Beethoven once dismissed a housekeeper, who was in other respects an excellent servant, because she had told an untruth with a view to benefiting him. A lady friend who had procured him this housekeeper, was questioning him about his severity, when he replied, "Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make pure soup!"

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