Johann Sebastian Bach;
The Brandenburg Concertos
One of the most profoundly inspired and masterful composers in history, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750), was born into a musical family in Eisenach, Germany. Born into a musical family his father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a talented violinist, and taught his son the basic skills of string-playing. Another relation, the organist at Eisenach’s most important church, intructed the young boy on the organ.
In 1695, Johann Sebastian was orphaned; he
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Before Thy Throne, My God, I Stand”, was dictated to his son-in-law only days before his death.
Bach was that rare composer whose genius cannot be summed up, even approximated, by any known means. He was the supreme master of counterpoint, fugue, vocal writing, melody, chamber composition, solo instrument repertoire…the list is endless. Bach was the greatest master of the Baroque, and probably of all classical music, and one of my favorites to boot.