For as long as I can remember, whenever I listen to Bach via CD or radio in my car or at home, I’ve found that I cannot turn off my player mid-stream. Yes, I know that I can pick back up where I left off at any time. Or, I can begin the movement “fresh” next time I return to my vehicle. I cannot seem to do this to Bach.
This morning, as I was listening to the opening concerto movement to Cantata 35, even though I arrived at my destination somewhere in the middle of the movement, I remained in my vehicle until it concluded. I don’t feel quite this way about other composers.
OK, I should just admit it. This has turned into a serious relationship.