Yes, you heard it right.
I'm enroute to New York, sitting in my favorite place on the bus, two seats to myself, reading about Paris' demimonde listening to Murray Perahia play Bach keyboard concerti very loudly in my earphones. I am seriously rocking out.
I don't know how, but along the way somewhere bus trips to NYC went from dread status to seriously fabulous time to myself. If I do this enough, I'll get through all six solo concerti, and the double, triple and quadruple ones too! Utterly amazing and they block out all the annoying video game sounds from the kid in the next row.
Listening to Bach couldn't hurt my Verdi and Puccini, could it?? If anything I will be metronomically more powerful when I arrive.