Hey, ready to start another fine workweek?
Whether it’s the Monday blahs, a rainy day, or feeling like you didn’t get enough sleep (or all three), sometimes we all need a little kickstart.
You know what we need? Some Bach. Immediately. Better than caffeine.
My first prescription is the Gigue Fugue (Fugue in G Major, BWV 577). You may know I’m a fan of the fugue (see here and here …and here), but this one is special. You see, you get to dance the fugue. Check out Matthias Havinga having a great time with this fugue. His playing is brilliant!
Feel a little better? I hope so.
If you need a little pick-me-up later, here’s the Great Fugue in G Minor (BWV 542) performed by Cameron Carpenter. Ever see someone play three keyboards with two hands? Look for it. And more dancing!
If you’d prefer a more subdued, half-caf version, you can watch this colorful graphical representation of the score, which will help you see how all those notes repeat and interweave.
I hope you have a wonderful day!