Bach Quotes

Gabriel Hollander’s Tea Time trilogy


Gabriel Hollander has completed his series of 3 videos, dealing with Bach’s motet Der Gerechte kommt um. He describes in an engaging and humorous way the huge impact this motet has made on him, and he is exploring why. I can really recommend that you check out the series, which you can find here.

The motet is an arrangement (most probably by Bach) of an older a cappella motet Tristis est anima mea, attributed to Johann Kuhnau, the predecessor of Bach as Cantor at St. Thomas in Leipzig. It is also very dear to me, and some years ago I uploaded 2 videos with it. The one with Monteverdi Choir is here and the one with Coro & Consort Costanzo Porta here. In both videos you can follow the score as the music unfolds.

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Bach Marathon in Leipzig


The annually Bach Festival in Leipzig, due to have started yesterday, was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19 – I had actually planned to go there…

Instead, a Bach Marathon will be streamed on YouTube and Facebook the next 2 weekends! The opening concert is Saturday 13 June at 2.30 pm, featuring the Thomanerchor and Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz.

The Bach Marathon website is here. Bach beats corona! 😊



Rick Beato discusses here what makes Bach so great !

Presentation video


My presentation video of this website which has been uploaded to my YouTube channel, is now available here at the site as well:



Explore the motet Der Gerechte kommt um with Gabriel Hollander !

How he found a musical gem !


Gabriel Hollander, a young pianist and conductor living in Belgium, has released the first video in a series of 3, dealing with Bach’s motet Der Gerechte kommt um. He describes the huge impact this motet has made on him, and he will explore why. I can really recommend that you check out his video, which you can find here.

The motet is an arrangement (most probably by Bach) of an older a cappella motet Tristis est anima mea, attributed to Johann Kuhnau, the predecessor of Bach as Cantor at St. Thomas in Leipzig. It is also very dear to me, and some years ago I uploaded 2 videos with it. The one with Monteverdi Choir is here and the one with Coro & Consort Costanzo Porta here. In both videos you can follow the score as the music unfolds.

More about my YouTube channel here.



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Latest Bach Quotes added


I have recently added quotations by these wonderful people:
German quotes: Grimaud, Nägeli, Schiff & Szeligowski.
English quotes: Bakager, Beato, Bruce, Dawkins, Farseth, Grimaud, Kjeldsen, Rasmussen, Schiff, Vaughan Williams (& Wikipedia).

#1, #7 and #8 of the latter group I translated myself into English which is not my native language. You are very welcome to report any mistakes or things to improve.



Explore the world of Bach cantatas with Julian Mincham !

Bach Quotes relaunched !


Bach Quotes relaunched
The seal of Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach Quotes has been relaunched with a fresh design and functionality and also more content. You will find various quotations concerning the greatest composer of all times, which I have collected over the years.

You may also check out my about page for some background info, my link collection and my YouTube page. Click on the menu icon in the top right to navigate the site. Or use the links in the bottom of the main pages. You can also click the grey arrows and the personal names in green background colour.

I hope you will enjoy exploring the quotations at the relaunched Bach Quotes. Your feedback is much welcome at mail(at)bach-quotes.net !



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