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.
Johann Sebastian Bach was, is, and will forever be one of the most infamous and genius contributors to the world of Baroque music. His work in defining the various styles within the Baroque genres and composing has had a very pervading impact. As a pianist who has been studying classical music for over fourteen years, I, along with countless others, would certainly say that Bach holds a very highly regarded reputation as a composer. Bach took a step in the Baroque genre when he separated the sections of the toccata in a different way than most. The pieces of his toccati were represented in pairs of other pieces.
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.
You will hear the very interesting tune in the music; it sounds weird that mixing up a Classical music and Hip-Hop music; however, those two total different pieces of music are uncomfortably matched. As you see, the influence of Mozart is huge to the musicians of all time. In this paper, I will explore about the influential gifted composer, W... ... middle of paper ... ...thor couldn’t be found (Website-Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART - the music of Mozart), Paragraph under the topic “INFLUENCE”). Also, one of the Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor is clearly a tribute to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.24 in C Minor. Beethoven is also well known for his massive influence to other composers and music, therefore, if Mozart had not existed in the world, Beethoven would not be able to be who he actual was, and , naturally, the other great composers who were influenced by Beethoven would not be neither.
This quote from Mister Hammer shows that in classical music and composition Bach is considered the master of the counterpoint. A prime example of his counterpoint is Air on the G String. Bach wrote this piece for a chamber orchestra and there are multiple melodies flowing within the piece. The first violin, second violin, and the contrabass, all get the melody. Not all of them are heard equally, but they are still prominent in the piece.
In 1703, he became a violinist in the chamber orchestra of Prince Johann Ernst of Weimar, but later that year he moved to Arnstadt where he became church organist. In 1705, Bach took a one month leave to study with the renowned Danish-born German organist and composer Dietrich Buxtehude who was staying in Lubeck. Later, Buxtehude’s organ music would greatly influence that of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach’s stay was so rewarding that he overstayed his leave by two months to be greatly criticized for his breach of contract by the church authorities. Fortunately, Bach was too highly respected to be dismissed from his position.
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.
Critics were not favorable towards his first symphony as the audience considered it as rough and too unconventional. Accepting this criticism, Anton revised his first symphony a year after its creation and called the new version of his first symphony as the Linz Version. Ever since, the Linz Version is the most famous and the most performed symphony of Anton. And it is the version mostly performed now. Dr. Carragan prepared a reconstructed version of the... ... middle of paper ... ...means of the contact with the construction and substance of the structure.
The Baroque Period was a very unique time period when the arts flourished, especially music. New techniques and ideas began to become more prominent during this time and changed the rules of how music was being written. Also, new composers appeared and gave their own input and style to Baroque music. However, one of the most prolific and well known composer during this time was Johann Sebastian Bach. It is also no surprise that he was an excellent musician and composer.
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.