The obvious technical difficulty in Bach could
be one reason to study his music, and many people (like my Mum) find listening to Bach's keyboard works
to be a rather boring affair. However, I think that as someone who has played Bach, the technical difficulty
is something which is to be overcome as with any piece of music, and only when you can play a fugue
blindfolded will the true emotion and spirit of the music begin to affect you.
This is why I found starting to play Bach so very boring. It wasn't until I had arduously learnt a piece that I understood that this music is truly greater than the sum of its parts. The intertwining lines
appear at first to be rather sterile
, but the combination of them and the feeling of playing them as a whole rather than separately is quite indescribable.