YMMV / Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Creator Worship: To the highest degree, among music academics and aficionados. The only ones who rival him in respect and acclaim are Mozart and Beethoven.
  • Critical Dissonance: Bach scholars tend to rate the cantatas and Passions as his greatest work; non-scholars and fans often prefer the instrumental music, such as the Goldberg Variations, The Well-Tempered Clavier, the suites for solo violin and solo cello, etc. This probably has something to do with the fact that the sacred vocal works are all sung in German.
  • Vindicated by History: Bach's music wasn't given the recognition it deserved until the 1800s.