Bach And Music: The Life Of Johann Sebastian Bach

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This paper will explore the life of the great composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach was considered one of the greatest composers of all time. He created amazing, famous compositions that made a big impact in today’s world. He went through rough times like many people do, the loss of his parents and finding a way back to the old routine was not an easy task. Bach came from generations of musicians and was given a religious education which is something that played a big role in his life when becoming a musician. We will analyze and learn the significance of some of his great compositions, the stories and what inspired him to compose music.

Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest composers of music history. Bach was born in Eisenach
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In 1749 Bach started a new composition called “The Art of Fugue”, but he did not complete it. Bach tried fixing his sight with a surgery but something devastating happened, he lost his eye sight completely and a year later he suffered a stroke and died. During his life time, Bach was better known as an organist than a composer, “Curiously, Bach refrained from calling himself a composer…” (Wolff 2000, p.3). Bach was able to give different emotions to others with music. Bach died a respected man and having an important position in the world of music.
Bach is one the best composers of all time, or like what he liked to call himself, an organist. Bach is very popular for so many reasons. When Bach was young his passion for music started as a young age. Many might say that Bach was into music because most of his family was and it was expected for him to follow the same steps. Bach decided to follow music not just because it was part of his family, but because he was devoted to it. Many people who listen to Bach will say that listening to his compositions make them feel like they are at home, it feels natural and
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This piece is very familiar to everyone. In all honesty, I have heard this piece in so many places, movies, and tv shows. The opening of this piece is very iconic and grabs attentions from the start because for some reason it has a sound that will make you feel like something scary is going to happen. Since my childhood I remember the sound of this piece but never learned who was the composer until a few years ago. This happens a lot to many people that are not familiarized with the compositions of musicians. This compositions by Bach is very popular. The Toccata and Fugue in D minor is a piece of organ music that was published in 1833. This piece became very popular quick. One of my favorite pieces from Bach is Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. This piece brings a lot of memories to my head. When I was in Mexico, before entering the 1st grade we had to have ball dance, the girls had to wear a big puffy dress and dance to a melody. This piece reminds me when I had my ball dance and makes me have so many emotions. One of the great things about Bach is that he wrote music for individual
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