I’d never really thought of Bach as just an “everyday dude” until I received notice of a talk being presented in Boston this evening. Noted Bach scholar, Christoph Wolff will present the talk as part of The Bach Institute, a collaboration between Emmanuel Music, Oberlin College and Winsor Music.
Wolff’s talk is titled, Bach in Leipzig: the everyday life of the Thomas Cantor. Supposedly, Wolff will address questions such as:
- What was Leipzig in Bach's time really like?
- What was Bach's household like?
- How did Bach pay his bills?
- How did Bach juggle his myriad duties as composer, teacher, family man?
Read more about the series here and, if you happen to be in Boston this evening, do attend and report back to me. I wish I could be there!