But I still wanted an answer, so I clarified: "Who is your favorite composer to play?" (Yes, again, ridiculous. O curious eager-to-learn me!) And do you know what her answer was?
That's right. Good ol' Baroque Bach. My teacher argued that Bach's canon has a little bit of everything: order, romanticism, innovation. And she mentioned specifically the Bach cello suites, which I haven't gotten to yet, but someday will.
I'm still figuring out who's my favorite compose to play. Currently I am learning Gavotte in C Minor by Bach in Suzuki book 3. Here is a video that looks at it through a Baroque lens.