Bach & Haydn

On this day,

March 31st, 1685

German composer and musician of the Baroque period

Johann Sebastian Bach

&

March 31st, 1732

Austrian composer of the Classical period

Franz Joseph Haydn

were born

We listen to

Haydn’s

Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI:2 / Erster Teil

1a. Einleitung. Die Vorstellung des Chaos (Largo)

&

Bach’s

Erbarme Dich

from

Matthäus Passion

with

Julia Hamari

Clouds from mt Penteli, Athens, at sunrise

Enjoy!

Stay Safe!

22 replies »

  1. You had me looking up Bach’s birthday, since I remembered the date as being a March twenty-something-or-other. And then I encountered the Old Calendar-New Style conundrum.
    Putting him and Haydn on the same birthday somehow seems more fitting, even exciting.
    Thanks!

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    • Till last year I thought I had the same birthday as Bach [21], to my disappointment it was -as you say- Old Calendar [Julian] date 🙄. So you’re not the only one! But I agree with you that it makes perfect sense Haydn & Bach have the same birthdays. Thank YOU!!!

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