Are you able to predict turns of the musical line, listening to a piece you have never heard before?
This famous Fantasy of C.P.E. Bach is one of the most unpredictable and improvisation-like pieces of its time.
American musicologist Richard Kramer reasonably writes that a performer playing such music “must then convince us that we are hearing not the player in mask but rather a beating heart of music and it’s living soul”.
It was composed by Bach in a solid age, nearly during the last year of his life and in this piece I see the whole spectrum of thoughts and emotions one may have at the end of his life journey.
Fear? Acceptance? Regret? Nostalgia? You decide.