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Augusta on J.S. Bach’s influence on her work

"I consider J.S. Bach to be my most important teacher. Every day of my life includes the music of J. S. Bach.  I love his music for far too many reasons to list, but for starters: its magic, sublime beauty, invention, craft, clarity, intensity, elegance, concision, perfection, technical mastery, form, flow, integration, magnetism, humanity, spirituality, empathy, power, civility, and grace.  For me, Bach’s music will always be contemporary because it is timeless; to me, it sounds “fresh” and vivid in any context or epoch.”