About neuroscience and music (mainly classical). Exploring the relationship of music and the brain based on experience of two careers.

December 31, 2015

Preoccupations

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 wellNot power, fury, God, death or eternity.






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