About neuroscience and music (mainly classical). Exploring the relationship of music and the brain based on experience of two careers.
December 31, 2015
According to John Eliot Gardiner in Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven the "future preoccupations" of the young (~21 years of age) JS Bach and GF Handel, both members of the "Class of '85" (born, in Germany in 1685), were:
Bach:life, death, God and eternity
Handel:love, fury, loyalty and power
I thought about my preoccupations at that age. Definitely life and love. Probably wisdom as well. Not power, fury, God, death or eternity.