I always hear classical snobs calling Bach "mechanical," "lifeless," "austere," or "background music." I never understood it; Bach's shit was always mad emotional to me.
As a guy who knows next to nothing psued-tunes, I've always found Mozart's music much more tepid and sterile.
they're straight retarded
you want lifeless? Go listen to Mozart it's boring as fuck and _that_ is background music for rich people to listen to while they powder their wigs and eat their crumpets or whatever the fuck
Bach made music for the only person who matters (our lord and savior jesus christ)
Do you think he is going to make lifeless music for our lord? Tell those classical fags to go fuck themselves or tell them to meet me at this starbucks if they have any shit to be talking about Bach
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The whole Bach's stuff is emotionless wank thing's a meme. It's not classical snobs that say it, it's people new to classical. Most plebs I show Beethoven to for example can easily pick up on the things in his music. They can't do the same for Bach and think it's complexity for complexity's sake. Bach's work is like perfect because it is good in every way. There are a lot of nuances in terms of the variety of emotions, complexity, and arrangement/texture involved in his stuff.
>I always hear classical snobs calling Bach "mechanical," "lifeless," "austere," or "background music."
literally no fan of art music has ever said this. Anyone who knows the first thing about Bach knows he marries emotion with technical skill into a perfect form of expression.
>I've always found Mozart's music much more tepid and sterile.
Good taste. Mozart is pretty boring outside of his operas, Requiem and Mass in C minor
They're right. Bach's compositions are far more focused on being intricate than emotive. That's a fact. It's not a knock against him, as a lot of modern music does the same, such as various subgenres of jazz and metal.
didn't mention them for a good reason. They're boring.
>Bach's compositions are far more focused on being intricate than emotive. That's a fact.
Thats not a fact. Not even close.
Listen to this:
Full of emotion. 100% more emotion than any Jazz or Metal.
>Bach's compositions are far more focused on being intricate than emotive
Uh, no it's not? A lot of Bach's stuff isn't that complex by today's standards, and most of his work is supposed to be religious and spiritual.
>le complex / emotional dichotomy
this is like rockism 101. or else high school orchestra levels of stupidity. i wish that /mu/ wasn't so obsessed with "i've played an instrument since i was 4 because i'm white and middle class!" as a valorizing badge of honor for one's opinions on music.