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The Intersection of Science, Art, Music & Humanities

Sunday Morning Bach

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Bach...the immortal God of harmony​. —Ludwig van Beethoven

​According to Joshua Bell, "There was but one man who could instill such reverence among the greatest composers and thinkers over the past three centuries, Johann Sebastian Bach."

One of my most treasured music possessions is Joshua Bell’s Bach. I strongly encourage our Sunday morning readers to purchase this CD, featuring the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chamber orchestra. Joshua Bell has been the conductor since 2011.


The beautiful Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor is stunningand the Partita No. 3 in E Major on this CD absolutely sings and is deliciously innovative, particularly since Bach wrote this piece for solo violin.


​Joshua Bell wote in ​his liner notes, "I can think of no other composer whose music is so transcendent in its beauty. Bach’s music tells far more than just a story. Through his music, we are given a glimpse of the essence of life itself, a hint at the inner working of the universe, or, as many music scholars ​have put it, a pathway to God."


The featured audio violin concerto in this highlighted link from the CD is high-energy elegance and it certainly does Bach proud.  0101ViolinConcertoNo1inAMinorBWV1041IAllegro.mp3  

​Have a lovely Sunday Morning and enjoy your Stop at the Intersection of Science, Art, Music and Humanities.

Ellen Troyer, with Spencer Thornton, MD, David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff

Biosyntrx strongly believes that appreciation, exploration and commitment to science, art, music, and humanities add significantly to the global greater good and are important parts of the intellectual whole.  

All of us have the ability to create a state within - a state of hope, of inspiration, of love, of courage, of compassion and of possibility. —Maria Shriver