Johann Sebastian Bach

NYPR Archives & Preservation

Bach is a Modern

Monday, November 11, 2013

From the September, 1943 WQXR Program Guide:

Alec Templeton is one of the few great artists who is equally at home in the realm of the popular as he is among the classics. His thorough musicianship has won for him an outstanding place on the air and in the concert hall, and we know that his thoughts on the music of today will be stimulating. When we asked Mr. Templeton the other day what we should say about him in this introduction, he said, "Say I am a devoted listener to WQXR." We say so proudly.

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In Public: Essays from Laura Walker, President of New York Public Radio

Bach To Normal

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Everyone has a story to tell about Bach.  Here’s mine.

Bach brought me back after 9/11.  It was Sunday, September 23, 2001, just twelve days after the terrorist attacks brought down the World Trade Center, killed thousands of people and obliterated all sense of reason and order in our city.   I was in my kitchen preparing the first “normal” meal my family would eat together since the tragedy hit.  I had been working round-the-clock navigating a city in chaos and filled with raw emotion.

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