Monday, July 12, 2004

Monday July 12, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:16 AM
Small World

In memory of
Laurance Rockefeller,
who died yesterday at 94

"J. S. Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' is a self-contained world, immersion in which is transformative….

At the end of Variation 30, Bach writes simply 'Aria da capo.' I have written it out for the convenience of the players. This recurrence of the Aria, after its long journey through thirty variations and especially coming immediately after the exuberant Quodlibet (Variation 30), is magical. It is the same Aria, yet subtly different: transformed."

Charles Small, Harvard 1964

"In my end is my beginning."

T. S. Eliot, Harvard 1910

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