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Monday, September 26, 2011

Great Composers: Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers of music who ever lived. He composed during the Baroque Period of classical music and I particularly enjoy his compositions for the Harpsichord. His Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations are among the greatest musical works ever composed in any musical era. Three selections of his work were included on the Voyager Probe music CD to represent the music of earth, more than any other composer. They were: #1--the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F. First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, conductor; #2--"Gavotte en rondeaux" from the Partita No. 3 in E major for Violin, performed by Arthur Grumiaux; #3--The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No.1. Glenn Gould, piano.

Here is a video from the BBC on his life:

Learn more about JS Bach at the following links:

JS Bach Homepage

Download his organ works

JS Bach Discography at CD Universe

Bach Cantatas 


List of Works (over 1.000 of them are known)

List of students of JS Bach who went on to become musicians in their own right

And here are a three long form videos that showcase some of his music: 
(I couldn't limit it to just one)

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