I bet Bach played the lute a little bit… just like your mom plays the guitar a little bit. If you’re already a virtuoso player of the organ, harpsichord, violin, viola, voice, and other instruments, you probably wouldn’t want to
Bach’s music transcends any time period, individual performance, or instrumentation. I’m playing Bach on the classical guitar, which isn’t that uncommon these days but the guitar didn’t even exist in the baroque era (at least not in its current form).
Have you ever wondered how classical musicians memorize an entire program of music, and why? Playing from memory can be an awesome experience for the performer and the audience. Personally, I just feel like I’m a little bit more free.