21 March 2008

Johann Sebastian Bach's Birthday! Contrapunctus I from the Art of Fugue

Contrapunctus I from the Art of Fugue

The picture compares the well-known Hausmann portrait of Bach (1746) with a recent computer-aided reconstruction by Caroline Wilkinson for the Bachhaus Eisenach. From Der Spiegel, February 28, 2008. The following picture shows how she arrived at her reconstruction.

1 comment:

1 Picture a Day said...

Thanks for writing on my blog, Robert! I'm sending this blog info on to a harpsicordist I know here in The Hague.

I just watched the St. Matthew Passion for the first time this last week performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Yannick Nezet-Seguin. One of my youth group kids (11 years old) was in the boys choir that was part of it. It was really impressive! I'm glad I got to see it.