J.S.Bach is considered as one of the greatest composers of all time especially since the 19th century Bach Revival. He was primarily recognised as an organist throughout the 18th century and was appreciated for his keyboard music like ‘The Well-Tempered’ which was sought-after for its didactic qualities. Following is a compilation of famous quotations and sayings by Johann Sebastian Bach which have been excerpted from his music, thoughts, compositions, works and life.
Zoom through some insightful and noteworthy quotes and thoughts by Johann Sebastian Bach for your perfect musical journey.
“Ceaseless work, analysis, reflection, writing much, endless self-correction, that is my secret.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
“It is the special province of music to move the heart.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
“I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
“I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
“It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
“Old concept: Love is blind. Marriage is an eye opener. New concept: Love is not blind – it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
“If I decide to be an idiot, then I’ll be an idiot on my own accord.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
“I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results. The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
“I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach