A deconstruction of the 3rd Movement of the 3rd Brandenburg Concerto into two (single note) piano trios.
I like to think of the 3rd Concerto to be the one where he
and the true love of his life Ana Magdalena find each other and know they are
meant for each other. Both longed
for a future filled with music.
The wanted the joys and challenges of a large family. I can only imagine the 35 year old,
emotionally raw Bach seeing the 20 year old Ana Magdalena waiting to audition
for Bach’s choir. Did he fall in
love with her the instant he saw her, or did the sound of her voice cause him
to see her and love her as only his ears could have directed? Did he know instantly that life would
be better? Or did their first
meeting give maybe just a sense that happiness was on the other side of his
The honorees in the 3rd Movement are men who helped me
through critical phases of my life.
They are John Schoenoff, my John Burroughs Junior High School Guidance
Counselor; and Woody Woodland, who himself headed a large, wonderful family,
and is also responsible for some of the most important strategies used by
Sunlaw to accomplish its highest objectives.