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“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” - Leopold Stokowski
Bach's influence is felt everywhere
Monterey County Herald
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Barbara Rose Shuler
"Bach is everywhere," says Paul Goodwin, the fourth conductor and music director of the 74-year-old Carmel Bach Festival. "Bach influences everybody. His music is indestructible. It can be played fast, slow, loud, soft, on modern instruments, on old instruments, on a Moog synthesizer, whatever, and it is still sensational. There is only one Bach from that point of view. That's why creative programming with Bach is such a pleasure, because you can do it so many different ways and still learn something as well."