I had dinner with a small group of friends last evening. At one point, the topic of music came up and I happened to mention that J.S. Bach is my favorite composer, hands down.
One of those present agreed with me. He then went on to describe a memorable performance of his favorite work by Bach, the St. Matthew Passion. After his lengthy description, he asked me which work by Bach is my favorite.
My answer: “Every work by Bach is my favorite.”