Thursday, November 15, 2007

Musical Rambling I: Widerstehe doch der Sünde

Widerstehe doch der Sünde, aka Stand steadfast against sin (you can read it here in the original german, and here in english translation), is a magnificent cantata by J. S. Bach (BWV 54, to be exact). A good start for my musical ramblings is this spectacular interpretation by Glenn Gould from 1962 on YouTube. The singer is countertenor Russell Oberlin.

Bach and Gould, what could be more sublime and more sobering? From time to time it is wise to pause, shut the endless noise of this world out, and listen with full attention for a few minutes to a different Voice....

9 comments:

Guido said...

Thank you Poly, there's nothing like music, and Bach, and Gould, and this beautiful cantata which I didn't know, to make sense out of this lonesome night in Rome.

Polymathicus said...

Thank you Guido for visiting.

Actually, your lonesome night in Rome inspires me to post a second musical rambling: check it out.

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