The Bach Goldberg Variations - A World of Infinite Possibilities
"What on earth could a composer do with only eight notes?" we might ask.
"Not much!" we might answer, especially if those notes were just the first four tones of a descending G major scale, a skip of a third, a short ascending line, and a skip of a fifth forming an authentic cadence. "Pretty ordinary." we might say, shrugging our shoulders.
What, indeed, could a composer do with these eight notes?
If the composer is J. S. Bach, the correct answer is "create a world of infinite possibilities"!
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