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    where her father, Johann Michael Bach, was employed as organist. It is presumed that she and Bach were living within the same residence, when she came to live with her uncle after her mother’s passing in October 1704. Needless to say, Johann Sebastian did not exactly live the life of a saint during his Arnstadt term. He eventually searched elsewhere until an opportunity arose at Mühlhausen. Johann Georg Ahle, organist of the Blasiuskirche in Mühlhausen, died on 2 December 1706. The city wanted to revive its depleting music life. On Easter Sunday 1707, Johann Sebastian Bach gave a test performance as organist, and he obtained the reputable position as organist in June of the same year. This year proved…

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  • Bach And Gay Music: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach was born and raised in Eisenach. Bach was a german composer and he is more commonly known for technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth. Later down the road Bach married a woman named Maria Barbara Bach and had four children but only one lived. Bach’s wife unfortunately died and he had moved on to a young lady named Anna Magdalena. Bach remarried and had thirteen more children, only six survived to adulthood. This was extremely common in this period. Bach…

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach Research Paper

    INTRODUCTION Johann Sebastian was a German composer who became a great violinist, violist, pianist and harpsichordist of the Baroque period. Bach wrote over eleven hundred music compositions in all different genres. His music became the essential part of the education today for every musician. Bach was an influenced composer and was an inspiration to many leaving a great legacy behind after his death. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Childhood & Place of Birth Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21,…

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach: A Brief Biography

    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. Biography 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…

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  • Cello Suite Part 1: The Critique Of Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the great composers of his time. His Cello Suite #1 was one of his well-known works and very much recognizable still today. I have heard this specific piece several times throughout my life but have never really taken the time to interpret its meaning. I immediately enjoyed listening to it and felt intrigued to further my study of this piece after my initial review of it. After reviewing the piece several times, I realized not only is it the simplicity of one…

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  • Modern Music: Stairway To Heaven By Johann Sebastian Bach

    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…

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  • Bach Stay In Weimar Analysis

    in the music of the Italians. This is a direct influence to the progressive type of music that Beethoven is so well known for. Though his stay in Weimar was influential, it was also short lived. In 1717 he moved to secure a job at Cothen. After the move, it didn’t take long for Bach’s life to be changed forever. In 1720 Johann Sebastian Bach’s wife expectantly died, leaving him with four children, three others having died in infancy. It didn’t take long for Bach to find love following the…

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  • Secular Music In The Renaissance Period

    works of composers from the Baroque Period (which took place between around 1600-175) like Johann Sebastian Bach whose intense music has been sampled and inspired by modern-day artists like The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Paul Simon. The word Baroque originally meaning ‘oddly shaped pearl’ or ‘imperfect pearl’ came to be the period of dramatic, exaggerated and intense compositions. The contrast of dynamics continued to grow and a focus began on single melody and bass lines. This was called basso…

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  • Second Practice In Music: The Baroque Period

    is Baroque Music?”). Many of the best known performers/composers came from Italy at the beginning of the Baroque Period such as Claudio Monteverdi, Arcangelo Corelli, and Antonio Vivaldi. However, by the mid-eighteenth century much of the focus made a shift to the German composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. Bach is one of the most famous composers of the Baroque Period. A genius on the keyboard and brilliant composer, he brought baroque music to its peak. Some of…

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  • The Baroque Period

    dramatic, exaggerated and intense compositions. The contrast of dynamics continued to grow and a focus began on single melody and bass lines. This was called basso continuo. Opera also became popular during this time period including works such as Jacopo Peri’s Dafne and Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Although a little faded, opera is still used and well loved today like the hits by Andrew Lloyd Webber ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Cats’. One composer, whose music shaped an era and today, is Johann…

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