Appending to yesterday’s post, another life lesson via Bach I learned from my mentor, pianist/flutist/composer, Louis Moyse happened when he and I were working together on Bach’s Flute Sonata in C major.
The opening Andante movement was the reference. After playing through it, Louis advised me, “Start from nothing. Then, allow yourself to grow.”
To me, Louis (and Bach) was saying, “We all begin not knowing, but we should be on a lifelong quest for knowledge and self-improvement.”