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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. He enriched many established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B minor, the The Well-Tempered Clavier, his cantatas, chorales, partitas, Passions, and organ works. His music is revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty. (from wikipedia.org)

Bach: A Passionate Life

John Eliot Gardiner goes in search of Bach the man and the musician. The famous portrait of Bach portrays a grumpy 62-year-old man in a wig and formal coat, yet his greatest works were composed 20 years earlier in an almost unrivalled blaze of creativity.


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Johann Sebastian Bach - wikipedia
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period.
Baroque music - wikipedia
Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era follows the Renaissance, and was followed in turn by the Classical era.
The Great Composers - Bach
J. S. Bach occupies a pivotal place in the history of music. His compositions represent both the height of the Baroque and the beginning of the Modern Age of music.

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Sebastian Bach
Author: Reginald Lane Poole, 1857-1939. Subject: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750. Publisher: S. Low, Marston & company limited, London. Book contributor: Harold B. Lee Library.
Bach
Author: C. F. Abdy Williams, 1855-1923. Subject: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750. Publisher: J.M. Dent & co., London. Book contributor: Music - University of Toronto.
Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life, Art, and Work
Author: Johann Nikolaus Forkel, 1749-1818; Charles Sanford Terry, 1864-1936 [Translator]. Language: English. Book contributor: Project Gutenberg.