Reincken on Bach’s playing

The famous organist Reincken heard Bach play. Bach improvised for half an hour on the hymn “By the Waters of Babylon”.  Reincken said: “I thought such art was dead, but I see it still lives in you.”

Siblin, Eric (2009) The Cello Suites.  Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin, p. 58.