Monday, December 12, 2005


The Goldberg Variations is without question my favorite music. I listen often to one of the 12 CD’s I own. I try not to miss a live performance. I vacillate between favoring the 55 or 81 Glenn Gould. I have it on guitar, organ, brass, harpsichord and piano. It was the first music I put on my IPod. It is a present I have given to everyone. It is to my mind perfect it never gets old for me after almost 45 years of listening. This music defines variations. But I got to thinking suppose in one of these hypothetical situations I get to heaven and meet J. S. Bach. I tell him how much this music has met to me. And he says “Oh, that I was just fooling around” I mean he could have been.


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