Bach 's Musical Gifts : Bach

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There 's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself,” as spoken by the famous composer johann seb. Bach. And indeed, in his case, he was correct, a statement made in regards to Bach’s legendary musical gifts, whether it be his emotionally triggering music that broke all language barriers or his intense passion and drive that inspired Beethoven and Mozart. Born in 1685’s Thuringia, Germany into a family of musicians, Bach was destined to take up instruments a love of music from a very young age. Bach began his musical career playing the violin, but after his parents’ deaths, Bach was sent to an orphanage at age ten. He did not return to the practice and study of music until he was adopted by his eldest brother, Johann Christoph, a church organist, who housed Bach until he was fifteen.
As he grew, his amazing soprano singing voice grew with him, helping him get into a school in Luneburg. However, when his voice changed and got deeper, he was forced to retreat back to violin. As time passed, Bach began to take jobs with royalty, his first being a musician for the court of Duke Johann Ernst in Weimar, occasionally filling for organists as well. Bach’s unique style of playing and composing enchanted many of those lucky enough to be in his presence. Some, however, disagreed. Later in his career, he began playing for churches; in one of them, his music taste clashed with the pastor, bringing…
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