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Oliver
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I consider the two main composers who ever lived were Mozart and Handel.  Not to say the others were too shabby.

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Were you not just the guy talking about approaching music from a personal, emotional, viewpoint and you yet embrace the almost mathematical Bach ?

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I never thought of Bach as being impersonal or unemotional.  Sure, there is a certain sense of logic to his composition techniques, but it always felt to me like it expresses quite a lot.  One of my first favorites among composers.

So far as mathematical?  Well.. With having had 2 wives and a total of 20 children over the course of his life, I'd have to at least agree that he had multiplication down real good. 

 

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Could some kind soul point me at an "emotional" Bach piece/performance on YouTube ?  

Maybe I'm just a dunce because I ain't Suzuki trained duncecap

 

I DO really like the Bach "double" but it does have a hint of pocket calculator influence violin-student

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I don't know, I never felt Back to be lacking in emotion.  Though admittedly, some play it with less feeling than the "Switched On Bach" versions Wendy and Walter Carlos did.  But one can't fault the composer for that. 

But how about this one, Oliver?

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Funny you should mention the Bach Double Oliver. Many versions on YouTube but these guys pour out the emotion. The first concert mistress and I played this movement with the Miami City Ballet for Princess Caroline of Monaco in the 80's.

VERY EMOTIONAL!!!

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Yes, exceptional and totally listenable.  I think of Bach however as typical for scholastic Minuets.

Underneath it all is my prejudice for Mozart.  laugh

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