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  • savoytruffle9
    Posted on 9 Sep 2011

    I didn't like it when the drums came in, and I love drums, but in general I think this is awesome. Great energy, and probably introduced the music of Bach to a million people who might not have heard it otherwise. We in the classical world often live in a bubble, one which is not welcoming and inclusive enough. More Bach in the 21st century = a good thing.
  • ClassicalPastor
    Posted on 5 Sep 2011

    I've loved classical music since I was young, worked in classical music broadcasting and am now involved in artist representation of classical musicians. I've also, in the past, taught school. I am amazed at the negative comments here.

    In my vocation, I'm a pastor and I first attended seminary where Bach was much loved and worship was very formal (Lutheran) and later a seminary of The ER tradition while serving in The Methodist Church (also fairly formal). However, that doesn't reach many people and now congregations adapt to find ways to introduce youth to the faith. The same can be said about introducing classical music to young people and the masses. I am all for such performances if these introduce wonderful timeless music to those who would yawn and otherwise run from symphonic performances at the local symphony hall.

    Too much snobbery just excludes too many people from this wonderful, exciting music. (I still remember the old "NPR classical voice" we all had to use when announcing music. How boring as I look back -- even though the music is a great gift.)
  • Kammermusik
    Posted on 5 Sep 2011

    If that is what Bach does to you neurologically, go for it! It would be great to see the second English Suite by this group.
  • ClassicalPastor
    Posted on 5 Sep 2011

    re: Kammermusik's comment
    Exactly. They should do many peices to expose as many people to the music as possible. I see a DVD going on sale through PBS fund drives some day and I would certainly buy it....
  • Violetta
    Posted on 4 Sep 2011

    The guys are good, she just looks sloppy. I am a classical musician but would prefer they use more appropriate music for their style. This is silly.
  • bel
    Posted on 4 Sep 2011

    Ugly.
    Appropriations must be done with much care.
  • katisha
    Posted on 4 Sep 2011

    The ungainliness of the movements detracts from the beauty of the music. However - if it serves to introduce classical music to a wider audience - it can't be all bad. Just as long as I don't have to watch it.
  • DomenicoRotunno
    Posted on 4 Sep 2011

    Completly agree. Great dancing, great music, but NOT together, AT THE SAME TIME.
  • Opus132
    Posted on 4 Sep 2011

    Ugh!
  • Linedancer
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    I love dance and I love Bach but I give it thumbs down. The beats in the music are not strong enough. The choreography is too confusing. I do look forward to a different version of the same idea as modernity needs it.
  • ClassicalPastor
    Posted on 5 Sep 2011

    re: Linedancer's comment
    Although I posted the vid to my Facebook page and I also applauded it in earlier comments above, on reflection, I'd have to agree. The show could have been better executed. I'd still buy the DVD though just to expose people to our wonderful "classical" music. Thank God for this site. Rhapsody and the other online services don't even know how to catalog classical music and artists.
  • twinklewizard
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    Great integration with the energy of Bach's music
  • JSBfan
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    The video looks (and sounds) great - provided you keep your eyes closed.
  • loveJSB
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    Great! Anything that brings new listeners to Bach can't be bad. And the dancers are terrific.
  • Cosge
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011
    Edited on 3 Sep 2011


    It is a crime... Why kill Bach, the prefection, with monkey dance subhuman. Nothig can more save the real good! that s soul Death
  • Logan
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011
    Edited on 3 Sep 2011


    When's their DVD available? This is great.

    Fusion like this will appeal to younger, contemporary audiences -- something critically needed in today's classical music scene which has less than a 2% share of the recorded music market.

    I don't see that this is any different (for the dance world) from what Jacques Loussier has done for Bach (in the jazz world).
  • Raq
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    Excellent modern dancers should use their own music. Bach stands alone.
  • 363
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    I respect Bach's music too much to mix his music with these
    modern dancers.
    First , they are not dancers but acrobats and they are very good at
    it, but let them do their " dance" with the proper music.
  • DasGremlin
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    Art (BACH) vs. Anti-art (DANCE). Like mixing diamonds and marbles.
  • jtechwizard
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    What an amazing combination of classics and modern to keep the spirit of Bach alive.
  • Porsche
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    ingenious, excellent plastic interpretation of Bach, bravo!
  • phaolex
    Posted on 3 Sep 2011

    Wonderful!!! More, more, more please!
    The hope to change the world!!!!
    We need the mix of all the culture!
 
 
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