Johann Sebastian Bach
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1685-03-21
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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach Biography (BBC)

Born in the German town of Eisenach, J. S. Bach was a chorister then violinist before taking his first organist post at Arnstadt while still a teenager. It was in Weimar, as court organist from 1708, that Bach began to produce monthly cantatas, and wrote many of his great organ works, as well as organ transcriptions of concertos by Vivaldi.

In 1717 Prince Leopold offered him the position of Kapellmeister at Cöthen, where he wrote the Brandenburg Concertos, the four Orchestral Suites and the violin concertos, and married his second wife Anna Magdalena, who bore 13 children. Bach's fearsome duties in his final job, as Kantor of the Thomasschule in Leipzig from 1723 until his death, involved teaching Latin and Music, choir-training, and writing and directing music for the services.

Nevertheless he managed also to write the Mass in B minor, the six choral Motets, The Art of Fugue, The Musical Offering and Goldberg Variations during this time. His inventive contrapuntalism became unfashionable soon after his death until the early 19th century, since when his reputation has remained unquestioned.

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Johann Sebastian Bach Biography (Wikipedia)

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas of which around two hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prélude
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prélude
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Goldberg Variations: Aria, Variations 1 & 2 (BWV.988)
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Goldberg Variations: Aria, Variations 1 & 2 (BWV.988)
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Harpsichord Concerto No.5 in F minor (BWV.1056)
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Harpsichord Concerto No.5 in F minor (BWV.1056)
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Concerto no. 1 in A minor BWV.1041 for violin and string orchestra arr accordion
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Concerto no. 1 in A minor BWV.1041 for violin and string orchestra arr accordion
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Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 14
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Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 14
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Concerto for violin, harpsichord and orchestra in C minor (BWV.1060)
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Concerto for violin, harpsichord and orchestra in C minor (BWV.1060)
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Capriccio on the depature of a beloved brother, BWV992
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Capriccio on the depature of a beloved brother, BWV992
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Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
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Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582
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Suite for orchestra no. 2 (BWV.1067) in B minor, 7th mvt; Badinerie
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Suite for orchestra no. 2 (BWV.1067) in B minor, 7th mvt; Badinerie
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Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard
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Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard
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Cantata BWV.118 "O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht"
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Cantata BWV.118 "O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht"
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Goldberg Variations: Variation 30 and Aria da capo
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Goldberg Variations: Variation 30 and Aria da capo
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Sonata for keyboard & violin No 4 in C minor - iv. Allegro
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Sonata for keyboard & violin No 4 in C minor - iv. Allegro
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Magnificat anima mea & Et exsultavit spiritus mea from Magnificat BWV 243
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Magnificat anima mea & Et exsultavit spiritus mea from Magnificat BWV 243
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Suite in E major (BWV.1006a)
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Suite in E major (BWV.1006a)
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Sonata no.3 in C major - Largo
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Sonata no.3 in C major - Largo
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Sonata for Flute and Keyboard in E flat Major, BWV.1031
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Sonata for Flute and Keyboard in E flat Major, BWV.1031
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Sonata No. 1 BWV.1001, 4th mvt. arranged for mandolin
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Sonata No. 1 BWV.1001, 4th mvt. arranged for mandolin
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Suite for cello solo no. 1 (BWV.1007) in G major, Prelude
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Suite for cello solo no. 1 (BWV.1007) in G major, Prelude
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Suite no.3 in D major. II Air
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Suite no.3 in D major. II Air
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Cantata No. 11 BWV.11 - Sinfonia
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Cantata No. 11 BWV.11 - Sinfonia
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Air from Suite No. 3 in D Major BWV.1068
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Air from Suite No. 3 in D Major BWV.1068
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Goldberg Variations Bwv.988
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Goldberg Variations Bwv.988
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Chaconne in D minor, from 'Partita No. 2, BWV 1004' arr. Brahms
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Chaconne in D minor, from 'Partita No. 2, BWV 1004' arr. Brahms
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Allegro, from Violin Sonata No 2, BWV 1003
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Allegro, from Violin Sonata No 2, BWV 1003
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Goldberg Variations - Aria
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Goldberg Variations - Aria
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Fugue, from Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894
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Fugue, from Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894
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Concerto for keyboard and string orchestra no. 4 (BWV.1055) in A major
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Concerto for keyboard and string orchestra no. 4 (BWV.1055) in A major
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Air On A G String
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Air On A G String
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The Musical Offering: Trio Sonata
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The Musical Offering: Trio Sonata
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Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV1007: IV. Sarabande
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Cello Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV1007: IV. Sarabande
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Prelude (Toccata) and Fugue in D minor 'Dorian' BWV 538
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Prelude (Toccata) and Fugue in D minor 'Dorian' BWV 538
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Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV874
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Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV874
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Brandenburg concerto no. 3 (BWV.1048) in G major
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Brandenburg concerto no. 3 (BWV.1048) in G major
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Siciliana from Flute Sonata in E flat BWV.1031
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Siciliana from Flute Sonata in E flat BWV.1031
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Orchestral Suite No.3 in D BWV1068 - Air
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Orchestral Suite No.3 in D BWV1068 - Air
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