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... ... middle of paper ... ...en it came to his compositions and may only have been appreciated by connoisseurs but to me he made a great impact on music today.
Born on the 31st of March 1685, Bach is now seen by some as the greatest composer of all time. This opinion is backed up by his music and also what we believe we know about his life but it is still a huge claim to make. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany into a family of well renowned musicians as his father, grandfather and great grandfather were all church organists or town musicians. Because of the fact his parents died when he was very young he was brought up by his older brother. He decided to leave home when he was fifteen and move to another town where he attended school and made money for himself by singing in the church choir and then later playing the organ and violin.
Fortunately, Bach was too highly respected to be dismissed from his position. In 1707, Bach married his second cousin, Maria Barbara Bach, he also moved to Mulhausen as organist for a church there, but, 1708 brought him back toWeimer. He came back as an organist and violinist at the court of Duke Wilhelm Ernst, where he stayed for the following nine years to become concertmaster of the court orchestra in 1714. In Weimer he composed about 30 cantatas, including his well-known funeral cantata “God’s time is the best”, and also wrote organ and harpsichord works. Bach also began traveling throughout Germany as an organ virtuoso and a consultant to organ builders.
Soon before his mother and father died in 1694, with his beautiful voice Bach became part of a children’s choir and later moved to Ohrdruf, Germany at age 10 to live with his brother, Johann Christoph Bach, who taught him the keyboard. In 1700 Bach was awarded a scholarship for singing at St. Michael’s School in Luneburg, where he graduated in 1702, but was moved to the orchestra to play the violin after his voice changed (UXL Encyclopedia or World Biography). Throughout his early life Bach often traveled the country to listen to other musicians perform. Bach, having already been groomed for his career as a musician in his early years, began this career in 1703 when he was hired as a church organist in Arnstad, Germany. On a... ... middle of paper ... ... was very good at it, one of the best.
Music is not only sound at a specific time but it is emotion and ideas expressed to make an art form. Born February 23, 1685 was one of the greatest musicians that ever lived. George Frideric Handel is considered to be one of the greatest composers of the baroque era, his music was one of a kind, and his influence on music changed the world forever. 1 Born to a middle class Lutheran family the one month before Bach in Halle, Germany. Handel the fifth son was born to a father who was a surgeon-barber who wanted him to study law even though it was evident at a young age he had an immense talent.
Beethoven received piano lesson from Tobias Friedrich Pfeiffer while Franz Rovantini had given him violin and viola lessons. In July of 1787, Beethoven’s mother died of tuberculosis and his father took up the habit of drinking. At the young age of nineteen, Beethoven was recognized as the head of the household. He easily received half of his father’s pay to support their family, as his father was quite open about not doing it himself. Johann, Beethoven’s fa... ... middle of paper ... ... places for his music.
The type of music that Bach wrote was mostly determined by the position he held. For instance, while at Cöthen, he wrote a great deal of instrumental music, since this is what the Prince wanted; it was there that he wrote his six Brandenburg Concertos and the suites for solo cello. At Leipzig, his duties required producing music for church services, so he wrote most of his over 200 cantatas during his employment in that city. Bach's Musical Style Bach's musical style can be viewed either as centuries ahead of its time or as a relic of the polyphonic music of an earlier period. Polyphony permea... ... middle of paper ... ...s most clearly heard in the Crucifixus, the section of the mass dealing with the crucifixion of Jesus.
As the Baroque Period concluded around 1750, it was evident that many composers had prospered greatly during the time era. Johann Bach lived from 1685 – 1750 throughout Europe, but he originally resided in Germany. Although his father was an accomplished organist, Bach became orphaned at age ten and found himself in the care of his older brother, who despised music. Having a secret passion for music, Bach strived to learn and master the art of music. As he aged, Bach primarily played the organ, developing a strong love for the instrument.
Bach, who came from a family of over 53 musicians, was nothing short of a virtuosic instrumentalist as well as a masterful composer. Born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21, 1685, he was the son of a masterful violinist, Johann Ambrosius Bach, who taught his son the basic skills for string playing. Along with this string playing, Bach began to play the organ which is the instrument he would later on be noted for in history. His instruction on the organ came from the player at Eisenach's most important church. He instructed the young boy rather rigorously until his skills surpassed anyone’s expectations for someone of such a young age.
His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was the town piper in Eisenach, a post that entailed organizing all the secular music in town as well as participating in church music at the direction of the church organist (p. 309, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Vol. 2). Bach was the youngest son of Ambrosius Bach and probably learned the fundamentals of musical theory and how to play the violin from him (p104, The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians). Bach's mother died when he was still a young boy and his father suddenly passed away when J. S. Bach was 9, at which time he moved in with his older brother Johann Christoph Bach, who was the organist of Ohrdruf, Germany (p105, The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians). While in his brother's house, J. S. Bach continued copying, studying, and playing music.