Bach's Influence Of Bach

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Over the next 25 years he continued to add to his massive repertoire. The Christmas Oratorio, St. Matthew’s Passion and Well-Tempered Clavier Part 2 are a few examples of some of his major works. In 1729, he obtained a position as the director of Leipzig’s music club. He wrote music for the orchestra and they performed once a week (Koster). He was immersed in music until the year before his death. His last great work, the B minor Mass was finished in 1749 (Koster). At the end of his career, Bach suffered failing health and failed eyesight from the time spent writing music in poor light. On July 28, 1750, at the age of 65, Bach suffered a stroke at home and died a few hours later (Pniewski, par. 16). His extensive musical career was over. But, his musical influence was not over, it spans the generations.
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He was referring to the odds of becoming a mature musician and composer from a child prodigy. However, it is impossible to believe that every circumstance contributed to Mozart’s positive growth as a composer. Also, Moravcsik writes that Mozart “struggled for musical breakthroughs” (Moravcsik, 10). Therefore, Mozart may be a genius composer, but not because every event worked in his favor. Perhaps if Mozart lived longer he might have been considered one of the greatest composers. However, he still does not measure up to Bach.
Bach was the greatest classical composer of all time. His personal triumphs and tragedies, number of works, variety and uniqueness of his music and his familiarity demonstrate his musical supremacy. Though there are others who could claim this title, Johann Sebastian Bach remains the best. He created masterpieces. Even though Bach may not be everyone’s favorite composer, his Concerto No. 1 in D minor as well as his greatness should be appreciated. Listen to his music. Listen for

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