Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Bach's birthday and perfection in writing
Jack Kerouac didn't care about it, and neither did the team who wrote the Millennium Trilogy. Nor did J.K. Rowling. But Bach did and, while it is a musical art and not the written word, his works are exemplary for their 'neatness'. Not quite as geometric as those of Telemann, but the editing and rearranging he did each week to churn out his 'writing to order' is how we should all write. Think of it as a skill, a calling, a passion, a discipline and get on with it. Stop talking about it in your little groups and get down to work!