Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Stories: Dumbledore and J.S. Bach

If Mermaids Wore Suspenders is officially BACK after a two-month-long, mini hiatus. If you’re new ’round these parts, welcome! If you’re a long-time follower, welcome back! I hope you’ll find these music and literature mash-ups to be as fun and engaging as I have–and that you’ll find this to be a space where you can share your own ideas about books and music, as well!

SO, what better way to kick things back off than with a Dumbledore/Bach mash-up??


Classical Music Stories is a series that connects music to your favorite books and characters. Since listening to classical music can be like hearing a story, imagining specific stories that match the music can make it that much more fun and accessible!

Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1014 – played by Reinhard Goebel (what a fantastic name) and Robert Hill

~3 minutes long

The music here is slightly mysterious and sad, but also quite busy. It’s like at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when Dumbledore knows that Voldemort isn’t truly gone, but pretends otherwise for the sake of the students (in the happier music). Nevertheless, we can hear how the truth continues to haunt him as he goes about his duties as headmaster…

(The movement starts at 3:38 in the YouTube video)



In a nutshell, that’s what I imagined when listening to this music. Let me know what you imagined in the comments below!

Thanks for reading/listening! Until next time!

You can find more Classical Music Stories from Peter Pan to Jane Eyre here.

7 thoughts on “Classical Music Stories: Dumbledore and J.S. Bach”

    1. Oh no! I believe if you just tell it to open in Spotify it should work, but if not I added a YouTube link, as well. 🙂 Let me know if you have any other problems!


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