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    Default Bach vs Wagner

    Please vote for the greater composer.

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    Bach, of course, not that other guy with germanophile and messianic deliriums, which he dared to call "musical dramas". I would have called it "food for the nazis". The music is fine, though.

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    Wagner has "best" preludes and overtures! Although I'm not patient enough to listen to his operas, I listened to his 'Die Walküre Act I' a month ago and it was very good. My full Wagner Opera listening are 'The flying Dutchman' and 'Tristan and Isolde'.

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    Bach. It isn't even close.

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    They are too different......is impossible for me

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    No comparison - Bach

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    Wagner, Wagner über alles
    Über alles in der Welt...
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
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    Both are of great genius but neither are my favorites actually. Bach did more things that hit closer to home. Still, give me Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mozart, or Beethoven any day.

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    I voted for Couchie.

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    I love Wagner, but seriously...

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    I prefer Bachner.

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    Both are good in their own ways.
    "Music is an art, and art is forever. Music should not succumb to fashion, which is passing and forgotten."
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    Bach...this cannot be serious... Wagner composed nothing but "musical dramas".

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    Within opera Wagner is probably my favourite composer of the all, but I'd trade all of his operas for the St Matthew's Passion. And then there are so many other beautiful Bach compositions (first and foremost the cello suites, the toccatas and fugues for organ, DWTK, several of his cantatas, and the St John's Passion).
    I treat my music like I treat my pets. It’s something to own, care about and curate with attention to detail. From a blog by hjr.

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    I'll take Monteverdi for Opera. The first and the best imo. L'Orfeo. And this might be the most lopsided poll ever.

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