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Fred Everett Maus: Listening to Bach, Three Days after a Shooting

It’s quiet in the room where I am writing. 
Bright afternoon sun flows in, oblique, 
glorious light in these days of mourning, 
perfection pouring down on a shattered world.

November 25, 2022 · 4 Comments

Jose Padua: Peacocks

  When it’s done right, the third movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 3 rocks harder than nearly anything else in music, except perhaps Raw Power by the Stooges. You … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Driving Around Wondering If The Cops Will Stop Me For Playing Classical Music Too Loud

Driving home from the store blasting the third movement of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major as performed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra I look into the glare of … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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