I Love Bach

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    When the biologist Luis Thomas was asked what

    message he thought mankind should send to other civilizations in outer space, he replied: 'I would send the complete works of Johann Sebastian Bach. And that would be boasting'.
    QuiteReal QuiteReal
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2015
    QuiteReal QuiteReal
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    Bach--more Than A Musician

    It was by chance I first truly paid attention to Bach's music. I was married to a beautiful woman who was an orchestral violist, whose passion included the works of JSB. I used to love listening to her rehearse, and encouraged her to allow me to watch as well as listen (she used...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 1, 2011

    The True Beauty Of Bach

    I have always been surrounded by the music of Bach. As a child I paid little attention to Classical; as a pre-teen I was interested but not devoted. But here I am, at almost eighteen years old now, and not only a keyboardist and organist but an all-out Bach lover. The St. Matthew...
    548boucher 548boucher
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2012

    Aria

    I've been listening to the Aria which begins Bach's Goldberg Variations. I listen to it over and over again - it is so soothing, truly music for the soul. The music of Bach touches something deep spiritually for me in a way no other music has, however much I love other stuff...
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 21, 2010

    Me Too!

    I love Johan Sebastian Bach too.  I have listened to it, played it, and sung it.  He was a gift to humanity I think.Couldn't possibly pick out a single piece as a favorite either. 
    Tuck Tuck
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 1, 2011

    I absolutely love Bach's organ works!

    To me, no music is greater than his organ works!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 14, 2014

    Stuck In The Baroque

    I guess our early music experience do stick with us... I have been in love with the Baroque for as long as I can remember. I think I just enjoy the uncluttered power compared to the roundness of the romantics... never feels quite right.There are so many things out there to listen...
    NoBullshit NoBullshit
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2011

    States of Being

    If you think you've heard all the Bach worth listening to check out BWV 54, 1st movement.  It reminds you of how innovative Bach could be.  Just when you think you know all about Bach, you find something like this. bwv 54, 1st mvt.  Wiederstehe doch der sunde
    nomoneybadjob nomoneybadjob
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2008

    Rocking With Bach

    The Brandenburg Concerto started it all for me. I had to listen to the whole piece. It was one of the most beautiful things I ever heard. I became Bach obsessed for about a year.
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 26, 2012

    Bach is the one composer I could never live

    without.Great Passion Music, wonderful keyboard pieces and the best organ music in the world.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 18, 2014

    Searching For The Ultimate Music

    When I was a young teenager, I began to realize that I wasn't liking just any pop music. I realized I was searching for music with an element of funk. I began buying records of artists I didn't even know as long as it was supposed to be funk. Sometimes it would be a good purchase...
    trapezoid trapezoid
    46-50, M
    Feb 21, 2011
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