Back to Bach: The Mysteries of the Musical Offering

Yeah, it’s been a while. What can I say? Three more Bach posts, though, and I’ll be on my happy way…to…well…Bach’s sons. Sigh.

Anyhow, here’s the first of the LAST THREE POSTS. This is about the Musical Offering, a piece Bach wrote quite late in life. I am basically parroting James Gaines’ book here, because he tells the story grandly, so if you find it an interesting yarn, go and buy the book and read all about it. Seriously. Continue reading