Johann Sebastian Bach : The Baroque Era Of Music Essay

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Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 31, 1685 in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany and died on July 28, 1750 in Leipzig, Germany. Although he only lived 65 years, he has left a legacy as one of the most impactful and greatest composers of all time.

Bach is from the Baroque era of music.(1600-1760) During the Baroque era, people had a lot of children. Bach had lots of siblings, 8 to be exact. When he became an orphan at the age of 10, his brother, Johann Christoph, took him in for the next 5 years. Bach had an amazing soprano voice, which got him into a school in Luneburg. There he sang as well as played the violin, organ, and harpsichord.
In 1703, he got his first real job as a violinist for the Duke Johann Ernst in Weimar. He also occasionally, substituted for the organist. Next, Bach got a position, as an organist at the New Church in Arnstadt. He was responsible for teaching and playing the organ at services and special events. The problem was that his arrogance resulted in him to not getting along with his students. Another problem that he had was that he didn 't rehearse enough with his students causing the church officials to get mad at him. In 1705, unhappy with the situation, he left for Lubeck to hear an organist play, and never came back. Then in 1707, he accepted a position as an organist for the Church of St. Blaise in Mühlhausen. The problem this time was that his style of music was not what the pastor had in mind. The pastor believed that…

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