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(CBC)   New research reveals that Mrs. J. S. Bach may actually have written some of Bach's best loved pieces   (cbc.ca) divider line
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2006-04-25 10:40:36 AM  
How did she have time between all the cooking and cleaning?
 
2006-04-25 10:53:07 AM  
whatshisname: How did she have time between all the cooking and cleaning?

And having at least 10 children?

/10 more from the first wife.
//Forget the exact number...guy was like a rabbit.
 
2006-04-25 11:07:35 AM  
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2006-04-25 11:08:22 AM  
Didn't RTFA, but I have $5 that a woman did this bit of research.
 
2006-04-25 11:08:33 AM  
How could JS Bach write all that stuff while banging his wife almost nonstop? Mozart liked to fark, but he also stayed awake for days at a time.
 
2006-04-25 11:08:41 AM  
I might buy it for the Cello Suites, but that she wrote the Goldberg Variations and the Well-tempered Clavier sounds a little fishy. If she did write them, she was one hell of a student.

/would be kinda cool
 
2006-04-25 11:08:44 AM  
I call b.s.
Girls can't rock.
 
2006-04-25 11:09:10 AM  
Behind every good man is a great woman.

got nuthin'
 
2006-04-25 11:09:18 AM  
TFA: "I found Anna Magdalena's handwriting in places where it shouldn't have been," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "In other words, assuming that the idea that it's her handwriting is correct, then it's in places where we really shouldn't be finding it."

That made me laugh. In other words, after I read it, I was heard to emit a bit of laughter.
 
2006-04-25 11:10:00 AM  
I think the historian ran out of ideas ant plagarized the "Einstein's Wife coming up with his ideas" story.

Really, historians nowadays can't do their attention grubbing jobs correctly and lie with pizzaz anymore. For shame.
 
2006-04-25 11:10:45 AM  
Just like all John Lennon's best stuff was written by Yoko Ono.
 
2006-04-25 11:11:14 AM  
Ha ha.. Smarshmallow looses $5.
 
2006-04-25 11:11:14 AM  
CINDIBEAR just proved that women suck comapred to men. If she was a man she would of used /got nuthin' instead of just got nuthin'. I REST MY CASE, SIR!
 
2006-04-25 11:11:26 AM  
Rev. Skarekroe: I call b.s.
Girls can't rock.


[image from hellfire-pictures.com too old to be available]

Sure they can.

/Christina is HAWT!
 
2006-04-25 11:11:33 AM  
Just like Eminem's stuff was written by a deaf 4th-grader.
 
2006-04-25 11:12:17 AM  
What is next? Letting them vote and drive?
 
2006-04-25 11:12:28 AM  
CindiBear: "Behind every good man is a great woman."

...wearing a strap-on?
 
2006-04-25 11:12:37 AM  
30 years researching Bach?

Sounds like a party.
 
2006-04-25 11:12:59 AM  
\Now that we all know this research is valid and not some underhanded political move, we can get back to not listening to Bach.
 
2006-04-25 11:13:08 AM  
Smarshmallow

Actually, its a 'he'.

His evidence appears to be a) a lack of Bach original handwriting for some pieces in historic record, b) some of his wife's notes 'where they shouldn't be', and c) he thinks one or two pieces sound less developed.

In other words... his theory has the credibility of the monkeys coming out of my butt.
 
2006-04-25 11:13:12 AM  
Well the person that did this study wouldn't get funded by coming up with something everyone is already saying. Want money? Make something up.

/Applies to a good majority of all studies on any subject.
 
2006-04-25 11:13:55 AM  
danneedsage

Slashies are t3h suX0r. I avoid them, and cliches, like the plague.

But, just for you...

/Slashified!!!!
 
2006-04-25 11:14:14 AM  
Bach?
 
2006-04-25 11:15:12 AM  
 
2006-04-25 11:16:16 AM  
Quite possible.


I know the wifey's been working on my suicide note for ages.
 
2006-04-25 11:16:42 AM  
2006-04-25 11:12:28 AM BarkingPumpkin

CindiBear: "Behind every good man is a great woman."

...wearing a strap-on?


Tease.
 
2006-04-25 11:16:45 AM  
What about "Baby Got Bach?"
 
2006-04-25 11:16:54 AM  
"It doesn't sound musically mature. It sounds like an exercise, and you have to work incredibly hard to make it sound like a piece of music," he said.

I don't think that says much. Bach wrote a lot of stuff that were exercise in music theory. I also didn't think Anna Magdalena was known for being a talented musician. Wasn't the reason Bach created those notebooks was to give her a collection of easier pieces that she could play?
 
2006-04-25 11:17:12 AM  
Well she probably had something to do with "Air on G-String".
 
2006-04-25 11:17:27 AM  
I hear he was gay too. As history unfolds we find that almost every genius was gay and his wife did all the work for him.
 
2006-04-25 11:17:42 AM  
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On.
 
2006-04-25 11:17:58 AM  
CindiBear

Behind every good man is a great woman

...picking up his clothes?
 
2006-04-25 11:19:40 AM  
Oh, so she's just like Yoko, then?

match? check.
lighter fluid? check.
 
2006-04-25 11:20:05 AM  
from TFA (about the cello suites)

"It doesn't sound musically mature. It sounds like an exercise, and you have to work incredibly hard to make it sound like a piece of music,"

rostropovich anyone? casals? not musically mature? riiiiiiight...just some of the finest music ever written. they are exercises of a sort, everything bach wrote is, but the construction, use of material, and development are breathtaking. if this loser actually LISTENED to the music instead of just looking for some kinda dirt to make himself famous, he would have noticed this. these guys are almost as bad as music critics.
 
2006-04-25 11:20:48 AM  
 
2006-04-25 11:21:08 AM  
Smarshmallow: Didn't RTFA, but I have $5 that a woman did this bit of research.

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2006-04-25 11:21:18 AM  
Well it's a sure bet that she was involved with the maintenance of his organ.
 
2006-04-25 11:22:47 AM  
Why did JS Bach have so many children?

Because there were no stops in his organ.

/Thankyew
//Thankyewverymuch
///No, really, you're a great crowd.
 
2006-04-25 11:23:16 AM  
Sticky Hands

So very very sorry.

Ahem. So...she's just like Linda McCartney(was), then?
 
2006-04-25 11:23:42 AM  
10 kids? You can bet a few hundred years later everyone is running around Austria proclaiming kinship to him to impress women, but they are all related 1/64th on their mother's side too.

/related to Bach is a pretty good pick up line
// dibs!
 
2006-04-25 11:27:17 AM  
Anna Magdalena made numerous copies of JSB's music for purely practical reasons - other musicians needed copies, the cantata had to be ready for Sunday, &c. It's been demonstrated that she did author some of the pieces in the Notenbuechlein fuer Anna Magdalena Bach (not surprisingly). Apologies for anglicizing the umlauts there.

As far as the rest of these 'conclusions', it sounds like musicologists have run out of things to study.

Ah well, back to enjoying trio sonatas. If you don't listen to Bach, give him a try - he's better than a lot of what's passed for music for the last 80 years or so - with Stravinsky being one notable exception, of course. ;)

/JSB had 22 kids
//the man with the hottest organ in town
 
2006-04-25 11:27:44 AM  
CindiBear: "Tease."

Yes, I was uh...teasing.

/pulls pants back up
 
2006-04-25 11:29:22 AM  
I had always considered Mrs. Bach an ignorant biatch for using much of Johan's compositions for fish wrapping paper. I never imagined that she was simply a music critic.
 
2006-04-25 11:31:56 AM  
"I found Anna Magdalena's handwriting in places where it shouldn't have been," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "In other words, assuming that the idea that it's her handwriting is correct, then it's in places where we really shouldn't be finding it."

What, like the back of a Volkswagon?
 
2006-04-25 11:32:23 AM  
Article author just trying to get laid.

Author also supports a woman's right to ovulate.
 
2006-04-25 11:32:34 AM  
I'm pretty sure she wrote 18 and Life.
 
2006-04-25 11:33:09 AM  
What this far and no M*A*S*H

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Ahhhhh Bach.
 
2006-04-25 11:36:31 AM  
Gsm136: What this far and no M*A*S*H

My parents liked MASH
 
2006-04-25 11:37:14 AM  
That's unpossible.
 
2006-04-25 11:37:22 AM  
The greatest Bach of all:

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