You can’t stick your dick into Bach sideways.

One of the many correct ways of embracing in tango was described to me like this: “right in front of me, sternum to sternum. Like we are having sex. See what happens if I angle myself? How the fuck am I going to get my penis into your vagina if we are at an angle? It has to go straight in. That is why we have to be right in front of each other.”

Bach is the same way.

There are some composers whose work you can sneak around, approach from the side, evade. There are some composers who let you gloss over…