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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was one of
the greatest composers in Western musical history. More
than 1,000 of his compositions survive. Some examples are
the Art of Fugue, Brandenburg Concerti, the Goldberg
Variations for Harpsichord, the Mass in B- Minor, the
motets, the Easter and Christmas oratorios, Toccata in F
Major, French Suite No 5, Fugue in G Major, Fugue in G
Minor ("The Great"), St. Matthew Passion, and Jesu Der
Du Meine Seele. He came from a family of musicians.
There were over 53 musicians in his family over a period of
300 years. Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach,
Germany on March 21, 1685. His father, Johann
Ambrosius Bach, was a talented violinist, and taught his son
the basic skills for string playing; another relation, the
organist at Eisenach's most important church, instructed the
young boy on the organ. In 1695 his parents died and he
was only 10 years old. He went to go stay with his older
bro...

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