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Katherine introduces the three undisputed giants of the Baroque era - and the music that everyone should have in their collection.
Count Kaiserling, who suffered from insomnia, made his court musician Johann Goldberg play in the adjacent room to send him to sleep. When Bach heard of the plight of Goldberg’s boss, he penned this work which was a huge success. ‘Bach could turn his hand to music of every kind of style and on every scale, creating pieces that are spiritual, that are intellectually deep, technically breathtaking and, well, just plain beautiful,’ says Katherine.
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