It is also no surprise that he was an excellent musician and composer. Bach was born into a life of music. Musicians had been in his family for generations and continued with him, his siblings, and his children. However, he was one of the more well-known musicians in his family. His music became very prominent and defined an era.
He was a court musician, and wrote many wonderful organ pieces, most of which are still played today. It is unbelievable that these works survived, because during this time written pieces were not meant to be kept once they were played. He was one of the most highly skilled organists that ever lived. He was so fast with his hands and feet, people came from all over to see Bach play. Bach was also a very good improviser, making up new tunes as he played the pieces.
Leah Selk Throughout history there have been many great and inspiring composers and conductors. Two of the greatest men in the history are Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms. The music these two men composed and conducted is some of the greatest music of all time, even with different styles. While Bach showed deep spiritual commitment, Brahms focused on simply composing classical pieces. Even though many did not like them at the time, their music has changed the music world forever.
A Great Contributor Of Music Throughout the history of music, many great composers, theorists, and instrumentalists have left indelible marks and influences that people today look back on to admire and aspire to. No exception to this idiom is Johann Sebastian Bach, whose impact on music was unforgettable to say the least. People today look back to his writings and works to both learn and admire. He truly can be considered a music history great. Bach, who came from a family of over 53 musicians, was nothing short of a virtuosic instrumentalist as well as a masterful composer.
It has been said multiple times that Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most influential composers of all time. I have to strongly agree with this statement. The opinion of who was most influential differs from person to person because each individual has his or her own opinions and things that influence them. To me, Bach has been one of the composers that have seemed to have a large influence on my life and in the time that I was partaking in piano lessons. As a former piano student I have seen, heard, and played many of Bach’s pieces and compositions.
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote many amazing masterpieces, many still given life today through performance around the world. There are, however, many pieces that do not shine as brightly in the public eye. One of these pieces is Bach’s BWV 543, entitled “Prelude and Fugue in A minor” and otherwise nicknamed “The Great.” This music is said not to be a famous piece for organ but does itself justice when compared to his similar and more famous works. With its many musical structures weaving in and out of the piece and its highly virtuosic nature, after hearing the BWV 543 performed it is easy to understand why it is nicknamed as such. To begin to understand the nature of a piece, such as the “Prelude and Fugue in A Minor,” one must first understand Bach and the influences upon him.
Bach’s mastery of all the major forms of baroque music (except opera) resulted not only from his genius talent, but also from his life long quest for knowledge. In some parts of Germany, the name, “Bach” became a synonym with the word, “musician.” Extremely talented in the art of baroque composition, Bach placed his heart, soul, and ingenuity in his music as it is clearly illustrated in his childhood, throughout his career, and of course through his musical works. Bach’s connection to music is already evident through his childhood. Bach was born into a musical family in Eisenach. His father, before dying, taught him the basic skills of strings and an organist at a church taught him how to play the organ.
Bach loved church music and was regarded as one of the finest organists of his day. Since he was raised up with strong ties to the church, he was always involved in church music both as a singer and an organist. He wrote many of his marvelous series of cantatas for the Sunday services at the Church of St. Thomas in Leipzig, which were probably the best of it's kind. Bach was always was in high demand and held a continuation of excellent jobs throughout his lifetime, which included posts at the courts of Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Weimar and Prince Leopold of Cöthen. Life, however, was not always that great though.
This is because classical music has many different levels and has lasted test of time over many year. The current essay examine Bach’s work prelude-fugue in D major for background, formal elements, and cultural elements. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of history’s most important composers. He was a German composer who lived between the 17th and 18th centuries. Even though his music did not gain great acclaim until 19th century, since this time Bach is viewed as one of greatest composer ever.
Felix Mendelssohn was a German Romantic composer, pianist and conductor. His incredible talented started as a child and from there flourished and gave him a place among the best composers of the 1800s. Felix Mendelssohn’s work included symphonies, concertos, oratories, piano and chamber music. From an early age he worked so persistently at what he loved to do so much. Many people cannot name any of his works but there is one in particular that everyone has heard is his “Wedding March” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has been heard at many weddings.