Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Bach a teenage virtuoso

The music world seems surprised to discover that Johann Sebastian Bach displayed a talent for music even as young as age 15, according to recently discovered manuscripts.

Duh. We know he wasn't spending all day chatting on the cell phone, because that hadn't been invented yet.

And we know he wasn't cramming for his AP calculus exams because AP hadn't been invented yet, either.

And neither had calculus, for that matter!

And don't get me going on all the TV shows Bach didn't watch after school. Watching Happy Days...transcribing Buxtehude...who do you suppose ended up the better musician as an adult?


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