Johann Sebastian Bach 's Music And The Composers Of The Western World

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Even though, the Baroque period, dating from 1600 to 1750 was centuries ago, the music and the composers of the period are relevant and prominent still today. Per the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Johann Sebastian Bach was, “One of the greatest and most influential composers of the Western world” (“Johann Sebastian Bach”) Although, Bach was not recognized in his time as a great composer, he most definitely is recognized as such today, and has been since his compositions were reintroduced in the Romantic period via Felix Mendelssohn when he presented Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Kamian 152). One modern day band whose music was influenced by Bach is Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin, much like Bach, is considered a visionary of their time when it comes to pushing their music outside of the box. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven have a lot in common. This paper will go over who Johann Sebastian Bach and Led Zeppelin are, a musical analysis of the Brandenburg concerto No. 5 first movement and “Stairway to Heaven”, and the similarities between them.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, born in 1685, during the Baroque period. Bach was born into a gifted musical family, he was taught music at an early age by his father and then by his older brother after his father’s death. Because of his musical family and upbringing, Bach was devoted to music from an early age. After the age of 18 he held many musical positions throughout…

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