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    Eventually we can merge this: Johann Sebastian Bach

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerlockSholmes View Post
    I'm not obssessed with Bach's music. And I'm definitely not obssessed with his fugues.
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    God this member was so obnoxious... so glad he's gone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    God this member was so obnoxious... so glad he's gone!
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    And to think, his sons are but genius extensions of himself!

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    Listen to any Bach cantata. As I understand, writing cantatas was Bach's primary job. He just grinded them out, one after another. I believe there is more genius in these cantatas than in any other body of work in all of music.

    Seriously, we all debate whether this quartet or that trio or this sonata or that concerto or this symphony or that mass is the greatest.

    I have maybe 1/3 of the Bach cantatas...maybe less! Of these, I put together a playlist of my favorite selections from them, and it lasts almost 8 hours long. One composer. Highlights from less than 1/3 of his cantatas overwhelm! And this doesn't even consider his more "popular" achievements!

    Bach is the greatest composer that has ever lived.
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    Perhaps you meant that Bach is the greatest composer prior to the career of Ravel.

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    Those who sign up wholesale for any religion are freed from thinking.

    "The greatest contrapuntist of all time?" Bah - bah - bah, pish tosh. THAT IGNORES about four hundred previous years and dozens of masters 'equal' to Bach in counterpoint. Just admit it, is is one kind of mostly Tonal counterpoint which to many is more ACCESSIBLE than the earlier, or later, contrapuntist masters, Including some whose counterpoint does not remotely sound like 18th century baroque Thuringian / Saxon style.

    Sick of the near psychotic Bach Sycophancy / reverence, while not denying he was One of The Very Brilliant Composers, but Just One of Them.

    ADD: Everyone has the 'right' to their own faith, as it were. Its just so many of these 'my hero' threads start out with an assumption / presumption that everyone has subscribed to the faith, eaten the wafer, drunk the wine, etc. In a 'modern' world, I just find that downright peculiar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodecaplex View Post
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    Therefore, I am John von Neumann*.




    *What you saw above was essentially ex falso quodlibet in all its glory.

    This was time well spent.
    And, appropriately, wildly many many column inches less :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    I'm in the process of rediscovering Bach. My favorite works so far are:

    1. Mass in B Minor
    2. Art of the Fugue
    3. 6 Violin Partitas/6 Violin Sonatas
    4. Well-Tempered Clavier
    5. St. Matthew's Passion
    6. Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 BWV 1052

    To all Bach fans out there: I need your help. His list of 1000+ works is so intimidating but I am determined to hear the best of it! I am very familiar with his piano(harpsichord, clavichord, keyboard... what ever the heck you want to call it) /violin solo and concerti repertoire (practically know the entire WTC by heart ) but have never really delved much into his vocal and organ masterpieces. You don't know what a pleasant surprise it was to hear the Mass in B Minor, Magnificat, and St. Matthew's Passion for the first time!

    For all of you who claim this: Bach is not god. Bach is a human being, and we will not accept blasphemy at this forum. (And please don't go on a shpeel about religion, I'm pretty sure I'm the only Christian on this forum, but I won't "Jesus-freak" on you )
    The Wedding Cantata is pretty amazing... if for nothing else, the stunning aria, "
    Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten," for Soprano with a second melody on the baroque oboe, (Oboe Oboe da caccia).
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    Q: "Who Doesn't Like Bach?"

    A: 'Hey everyone, I'm ordering pizzas for the group all round. Everyone Likes Anchovies, Right?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    God this member was so obnoxious... so glad he's gone!
    If he had listened to one Gigue Fugue in G Minor on pipe organ, this megalomaniac would have definitely become obsessed.

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    Fun fact: I've recently taken up 'Weeping for the genius of Bach' as a pastime.
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    I've never quite made up my mind about whether I like Bach or whether I merely tolerate him in quite large doses.

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    I personally think that the horn adaptations of J.S. Bach's cello suites - especially the minuetto 1 and 2 of the first suite - are wonderful. I realise they aren't actually works of the man himself, but Wendell Hoss, the transcriber of the suites, did the old guy justice. They are a beautiful set of suites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodecaplex View Post
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    Therefore, I am John von Neumann*.




    *What you saw above was essentially ex falso quodlibet in all its glory.

    This was time well spent.
    God this member was so obnoxious... so glad he's gone!

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