Divergent

“And even at this stage there are pointers to the divergent future preoccupations of these two giants: love, fury, loyalty and power (Handel); life, death, God and eternity (Bach).”

Yet another insightful comment from John Eliot Gardiner’s “Music in the Castle of Heaven”, proving why we need both men’s music.

I’ve no idea what Bach would be producing now, but thinking of this aria from “Alcina”

I feel that Handel would quite like this:

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