The Rest Is Noise: Bach occupies Wall Street

October 17, 201

Matt Haimovitz in Zuccotti Park, Oct. 16, 2011.

Bach takes a less gentle tone in BWV 26, “Ach wie flüchtig”:

To hang one’s heart on earthly treasures
is a seduction of the foolish world.
How easily the devouring passions arise,
how the seething floods roar and tear away
until all is smashed and falls into ruin.

By Alex Ross

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