MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Happy New YEAR ! * “A human being is part of a whole, called by us the “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty”. (Albert Einstein)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists in a performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio BWV 248.
-“I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.”
-“The final aim and reason of all music is nothing other than the glorification of God and the refreshment of the spirit.”
(Johann Sebastian Bach)