My Favorite Music

John Baez

February 22, 2007

I've loved music ever since I was a teenager - before that I just liked it. I spend a lot of time listening to it, thinking about it, playing it and trying to record it. So, I'm finally going to break down and talk about it. I'll just say a bit about my favorite pieces: only a few at first, then gradually more.

Since part of my goal is to get people to hear some great stuff they might not have known about, I won't mainly talk about the most popular pieces or musicians. Instead, I'll focus on some pieces that represent perfection to me - perfection of very different sorts.

Names of pieces are in italics, album titles in boldface. Click for more details.

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley

© 2007 John Baez