From the Sept/Oct, 2017 issue of Touchstone
Passionate Praise by Ken Myers

From Heavenly Harmony

Passionate Praise

by Ken Myers

Douglas Adams, best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, once offered a brief catalog of the possible range of musical expression. "Mozart tells us what it's like to be human," explained Adams. "Beethoven tells us what it's like to be Beethoven and Bach tells us what it's like to be the universe." Like all caricatures, Adams's summary contains a valuable insight into something that happened in music history, and in Western culture more generally, between the early eighteenth century and the early nineteenth.

Bach (who died in 1750) still represent . . .


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