QUESTION TYPE: Must be False
- Some artists create in order to express their feelings
- Master artists never do.
- Bach was a master artist.
- The tone of the chorale prelude in question is agonizing, though the tone does not necessarily reflect Bach’s feelings.
ANALYSIS: I’ll explain with an example. Suppose you’re a happy person and a master artist. That means you never write music in order to express your feelings. But music might still express your feelings. It would just be a coincidence.
If you wrote a sad song, it would be sad (even though you’re happy.) But if you wrote a song that was supposed to be happy then it would be a happy song. It would reflect your feelings even though you didn’t write the song to express them (because you are a master artist.)
- The prelude may or may not have reflected Bach’s feelings. We don’t know.
- Master artists never write to express their own opinions. So it’s true that Bach never did this.
- CORRECT. Master artists never write to express their own feelings.
- We have no idea what instruments Bach generally wrote music for.
- We also have no clue what other instruments other composers wrote for.
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