In a live taping of On Being, public radio’s nationally distributed program about the big questions at the center of human life, Princeton computer scientist Bernard Chazelle, speaks with host Krista Tippett about Bach’s human and aesthetic virtues, and how he inspires our own.
The evening includes live performances of Bach's monumental Chaconne for solo violin performed by Tim Fain, and an excerpt of the Partita No. 2 in C minor for solo piano performed by Anna Polonsky.
The archived webcast is available below and the complete show can be heard above.
This event is part of Bachstock — WQXR’s month-long festival celebrating the music, life and times of Johann Sebastian Bach.