It’s incredible to me that a human could write this music like this. But Bach did it all the time.
I mean, the way subject of the fugue gets developed, built upon, passed around between the keyboards and the orchestra—it seems you’d need a supercomputer to put something so complex together, but only the human mind could create music this beautiful (the other two movements of this piece are just as great).
Plus I love these performers, both the keyboardists and the orchestra…they totally capture the spirit of the thing.
Have a great weekend.