Today the composer I’d listen to if I couldn’t listen to anything else was born. Bach was also my favorite composer to play, back when I was playing (especially this). I’d always think of a Bradbury quote from The Martian Chronicles when I was practicing:
He built an architecture of Bach, stone by exquisite stone, raising a music cathedral so vast that its farthest chancels were in Ninevah, its farthest dome at St. Peter’s left hand. The music stayed and did not crash in ruin when it was over, but partook of a series of white clouds and was carried away among other lands.