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Was Bach really a ‘tasteless and chaotic composer’?

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14 November 2015

9:00 AM

14 November 2015

9:00 AM

It’s just not what you expect to hear on Radio 3 but I happened upon Music Matters on Saturday morning and after playing us a clip from the opening chorus of St Matthew Passion Tom Service pronounced, ‘Bach is a tasteless and chaotic composer.’ I felt as if my ears had been syringed.

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