1761 (London): Bachs Augenoperation

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... But to proceed, I have seen a vast variety of singular animals, such as dromedaries, camels, &c. and particularly at Leipsick, where a celebrated master of music, who had already arriv’d to his 88th year, received his sight by my hands; it is with this very man that the famous Handel was first educated, and with whom I once thought to have had the same success, having all circumstances in his favour, motions of the pupil, light, &c. but upon drawing the curtain, we found the bottom defective, from a paralytic disorder.


Johan Taylor


Quelle: Bach-Dokumente, Band 3, Nr. 712