Horatio Clare & Vincent van Amsterdam

Something of His Art
With parts from Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Horatio Clare – writer, radio producer
Vincent van Amsterdam – accordion

In 2017, Horatio Clare followed the trail once traveled by the young Bach in 1705, when he walked 400 kilometers from Arnstadt to Lübeck in order to listen to his hero Buxtehude. In his journal on the journey, Something of His Art, Clare discusses the changing landscapes, the flora and fauna he encounters, Bach’s music, and Clare’s own battle with depression. Accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam will play parts of Bach’s Goldberg Variations to accompany this touching report.