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  •  And if I hear anyone say that Bach is... (2+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, Dumbo

    'mathematical' or that he is a 'universal' composer or try to portray him as some soft of otherworldly being then I'll just repeat the following:

    Bach was most of all an earthy composer. He excelled at earthiness, not at divinity.

    •  Dude had 17 children (2+ / 0-)
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      Fiona West, Dumbo

      and set up concerts in coffee houses to bring music to the common people. And to him, music was just his job, which he did as well as he could as his duty to God and man.

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 09:55:23 AM PDT

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