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    in nations where still audible in the music (most obviously between France and Italy). One of the era’s most famous composers was Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist and violinist (far left picture below). Born into one of the greatest musical families of the times, and hailed as a “natural genius”, Bach composed over 1,000 compositions in nearly every type of musical form. Though, in his later years, he faced harsh criticism that his work was outdated

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    Johanna Sebastian Bach was a composer of the Baroque era, the most celebrated member of a large family of northern German musicians. Although he was admired by his contemporaries primarily as an outstanding harpsichordist, organist, and expert on organ building. Bach is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time and is celebrated as the creator of the Brandenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Mass in B Minor, and numerous other masterpieces of church and instrumental

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    Bach Born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21,1685; he was the son of a masterful violinist. Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be considered a music

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    The Influence Of Bach

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    Bach’s vocal music. He performed some of Bach’s motets and showed Bach’s music to many of his colleagues and students. Zelter exposed Eduard Devrient and Mendelsshon to the St. Matthew Passion and allowed Mendelssohn to conduct it in 1829. (Arnold, Bach, 89-90.) This time the audience reacted very well, in terms of the music and its religious significance. Reports of the perfoamcne circulated throughout Germany. This began to transform the revival from a cult to a popular movement. The St. Matthew

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    to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be considered a music history great. Bach, who came from a family of over 53 musicians, was nothing short of a virtuosic instrumentalist as well as a masterful composer. Born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21, 1685, he was the son of a masterful violinist, Johann Ambrosius Bach, who taught his son

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    bscurityb y the end of the nineteenthc en-tury,it had a long and distinguishedh istoryd atingb ack to the late Middle Ages. Bach biog-rapherJ ohann Forkel claimed that the clavichord was Johann Sebastian Bach's preferred instrument; he was attractedb y its abilityt o communicaten uances and subtleties, and con-sideredi t to be farm ore expressivet han the harpsichord. Bach was not alone in his admira-tion for the clavichord; similar sentiments were expressed by numerous composers, performers,an d

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    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

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    MUS-M 401 7/2/2015 Bach and Baroque Ideas Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the most important figures in the Baroque era of music. His music was a large part of the Baroque era and contains many musical principles of the time. The question is, what specific ideas did Bach use in his music? Did he use different Baroque techniques based on what he was writing for? And how were these techniques used in his music? In this paper, I will discover what Baroque era techniques Bach used in some of his

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    Sebastian Bach Biography

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    Johann Sebastian Bach once said, “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” It is known that Bach is classified as a musical genius who served the Lord, but how did his music influence later musicians? His prodigious talents discovered during his early childhood brought him much success throughout the Baroque Era allowing him to write over one thousand compositions. An exploration of his youth, his trials and struggles, and writing

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    experience with choral music, and for several years he continued to sing in choirs. At the age of fifteen, Bach left Ohrdruff and began to provide for himself. His career began when he obtained a position in the choir of the wealthy Michaelis monastery at Lüneburg, which was known to provide a free place for boys who were poor but with musical talent, and he earned a monthly salary of twelve groschen. Bach was praised for his unique soprano voice in Lüneburg, was a member of the top choir, and had opportunities

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