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Did you know that Bach had a good sense of humour?

If you have a closer look at the above painting (the only true portrait), you discover that Bach is holding the sheet of music upside down. Bach had a very good sense of humour and liked surprising his audience which we can see in this painting: the canon on the sheet of music doesn’t show only three but six voices. As a beholder we can see three voices (at least the more experienced ones amongst us) and from Bach’s perspective, he can see another three.

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