CELEBRATING A MUSICAL GENIUS: Today marks the 334th Anniversary of the great Baroque Master-J. S. Bach.
by Patrick D. McCoy
Happy Birthday to the world’s greatest composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685-July 28, 1750). Whether it is his great instrumental works like the “Brandenburg Concertos” or organ works, his church cantatas or the great “Mass in B Minor,” his music continues to have a lasting impact all over the world.
Join me in celebrating the masterful composer with one of his most celebrated vocal showpieces, the solo cantata “Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen” performed by my favorite soprano Kathleen Battle with famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis from their recording “Baroque Duet.”