His music, as compelling today as it was centuries ago, continues to inspire artists of all stripes. So if you thought you knew a few things about the granddaddy of classical music, try this puzzler to see just how brainy you are when it comes to Bach.
I did just fine, for which I blame my uncle. His huge (and awesome) ol’ reel-to-reel player was the first place I ever bumped into that Apollo 100 cut (SPOILERS). Also, interestingly, the first place I ever heard Mason Williams’ “Classical Gas.” Fond memories, indeed.
My only complaint with this quiz? It’s too short. (“Big?” Really, NPR?) I was barely able to stretch my Classical Music Nerd legs before it was done. So I moved on over to Sporcle, which is always fun. Except the classical music quizzes over there are all too short/too easy, too.