Happy Birthday, Bach!


On Thursday, J.S. Bach turned 334 years old and the whole world has been celebrating for the past few days. I created my own Bach masterpiece through the Google doodle too!

This afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised that I caught Bach in the Subway. It’s a tradition each year, worldwide, where musicians gather in the subways and play Bach. They take turns and even orchestras get involved. Unfortunately, I missed the Philadelphia Orchestra, but the musician I did catch was amazing. Ah, the sweet sound of Bach.


CBS swooped in to interview him after his performance:


A birthday fit for a legend. Such a joyful day, indeed.

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One thought on “Happy Birthday, Bach!”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy 334th birthday to Bach. He doesn’t look a day over 299! šŸ™‚ I didn’t know about the tradition of musicians all over the world playing Bach music in subways on his birthday. You were lucky to stumble upon that Bach busker in your travels. I enjoyed the rich vibrant sound he produced with his cello. I hope he drew an attentive and appreciative crowd. I don’t understand how those people behind him could simply walk on by w/o stopping to listen at least for a while.

    Thank you for this enjoyable musical interlude on a Sunday morning, dear friend JM!


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