I'm excited to be performing on CONNECTIONS "Bach Re-Imagined" -- Max Levinson's concert series at New England Conservatory of Faculty and current students. JiYung Lee, NEC Staff Pianistand I will perform a few short arrangements of Bach's well known Well-Tempered Clavier with Gounod's "Ave Maria", Pablo Casal's arrangement of Toccata in C and a tribute to the passing of Boston Symphony Orchestra's Laureate Conductor, Maestro Seiji Ozawa.
Bach is THE musical genius of the Baroque era - the father of all classical music and many other musical genres. Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven was inspired by one of Bach's Bourrées.
In "Brainless" by Eminem one hears Bach's D minor Toccata and Fugue. "Yesterday", "Penny Lane", "All You Need Is Love" and "Blackbird" of the Beatles have traces of Bach. Van Halen and Lady Gaga and countless other rock bands have been influenced by Bach.