Drew Capuder writes:
>Gasp, why is JS Bach so easily dismissed? So what if he didn't write
>operas, in light of his mastery of large and small-scale choral & vocal
I like Drew's thinking. Steve's "proficiency" in all the major genres
of the time period doesn't relate to any greatness of composing, just
covering all the bases. If a composer does not care to write operas,
I'm not going to hold it against him/her. If I was a composer, I wouldn't
write any either.
Anyways, I select Bach as the greatest composer ever. Why? Greatest
keyboard music, orchestral music, and music for voice and orchestra.
Also, best mix of emotions and intellect.
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