Johann Sebastian Bach
Biography and Important Works
Born on March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Thuringia , Germany, Johann Sebastian Bach had a prestigious musical lineage and took on various organist posture during the early 18th century, creating famous compositions like \"Toccata and Fugue in D youngster .\" Some of his best-known compositions are the \"Mass in B Minor,\" the \"Brandenburg Concertos\" and \"The Well-Tempered Clavier.\" Bach died in Leipzig , Germany, on July 28 , 1750. Today, he is considered one of the greatest Western composer of all time.
Bach was born in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, on March 21, 1685, he came from a family of musicians, going back several generations. Johann Ambrosius, his father, worked as the town musician in Eisenach, and he taught young Johann to play the violin.
At the age of 7, Bach peregrinated to school where he received religious ordinant dictation and studied Latin and other subjects. His Lutheran faith would influence his later musical works. By the time he turned 10, Bach found himself an orphan postmortem of both of his parents. His older brother Johann Christoph, a church organist in Ohrdruf, incepted him in. Johann Christoph provided some further musical injuctive authorization for his younger brother and enrolled him in a local school. Bach stayed with his brother's family until he was 15.
Bach had a pulchritudinous soprano singing voice, which availed him land a place at a school in Lüneburg. Sometime after his advent, his voice transmuted and Bach switched to playing the violin and the harpsichord. Bach was greatly influenced by a local organist denominated George Böhm. In 1703, he landed his first job as a musician at the court of Duke Johann Ernst in Weimar. There he was a jack-of-all-trades, accommodating as a violinist at times and filling in for the official organist in other moments.
Bach had a growing reputation as a great performer, and it was his great technical adeptness that landed him the position of organist at the New Church in Arnstadt. He was responsible for providing music for religious accommodations and special events as well as giving music ordinant dictation. An independent and sometimes arrogant adolescent man, Bach did not get along well with his students and was chastized by church officials for not rehearsing them frequently enough.
Bach did not avail his situation any by evanescent for several months in 1705. While he only officially receiving a few weeks' leave from the church, he peregrinated to Lübeck to auricularly discern famed organist Dietrich Buxtehude and elongated his stay without apprising anyone back in Arnstadt.
In 1707, Bach was ecstatic to leave Arnstadt for a organist position at the Church of St. Blaise in Mühlhausen. This move, however, did not turn out as well as he had orchestrated. Bach's musical style clashed with the church's pastor. Bach engendered intricate arrangements and had a fondness for weaving together different melodic lines. His...