J.S. Bach 326: J.S. Bach-Stiftung Performs J.S. Bach
In celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach‘s 326th birthday, here’s the J.S. Bach Foundation (St. Gallen, Switzerland) in a performance of the opening chorus from cantata “Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig,” BWV 26, directed by Rudolf Lutz.
Ah, how fleeting, ah how insignificant
is the life of mankind!
As a mist suddenly appears
and then quickly disappears again,
behold! so is our life.
(translation: Pamela Dellal)