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Johann Sebastian Bach

*1685 DE, Eisenach
Composer of Classical

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685. A prolific German composer and organist, his sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together the strands of the baroque genre and brought it to its ultimate maturity. Although he introduced no new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, a control of harmonic and motivic organisation from the smallest to the largest scales, and the adaptation of rhythms and textures from abroad, particularly Italy and France. Many people consider him to be the greatest Baroque composer, and one of the greatest composers of all time. Revered for their intellectual depth, technical command and artistic beauty, JS Bach's works include the Brandenburg concertos, the keyboard suites and partitas, the Mass in B Minor, the St. Matthew Passion, The Musical Offering, The Art of Fugue and a large number of cantatas, of which about 220 survive. He died on July 28, 1750. Some of his sons also became composers - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Christian Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach.

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Popular Tracks   
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude on Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV 1007-1012 by Johann Sebastian Bach & Yo-Yo Ma
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria - Remastered on Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Gould Remastered by Johann Sebastian Bach & Glenn Gould
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude on Six Evolutions - Bach: Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach & Yo-Yo Ma
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air "On a G String" (Arr. for Piano) on Gran Turismo 5 by Lang Lang
Prelude and Fugue in C (WTK, Book I, No.1), BWV 846 on Bach, J.S.: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I by Johann Sebastian Bach & András Schiff
Sheep May Safely Graze on Two Hands by Leon Fleisher
Violin Concerto BWV 1042 in E Major: Violin Concerto BWV 1042 in E Major: I. Allegro on Bach: Violin Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach, Freiburger Barockorchester, Petra Mullejans, Gottfried Von Der Goltz & Anne-Katharina Schreiber
Choral "Jesu, meine Freude" de la Cantate "Herz und Mund Tat und Leben" en sol majeur, BWV 147 on Bach: Contemplation by Johann Sebastian Bach & Anne Queffélec
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: I. [Allegro] on Bach: Six Concertos for the Margrave of Brandenburg by Johann Sebastian Bach & Trevor Pinnock
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: 2. Air on Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Baroque Highlights by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra