Johann Sebastian Bach
Why is Bach music so popular?
What type of music did Bach compose?
Asked in Composers
What are some popular choices of music for a piano recital?
What two pieces of music did Bach wrote for flute?
Asked in Society and Civilization
When was Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize created?
Asked in Classical Music
Who made classical music popular?
Music in general has always been popular. In the Renaissance, the only music they had was music from composers such as Susato and had instruments such as the rommelpot (this instrument in real life is a straw and a lid on a cup. You pull the straw up and down and the sound you hear is the sound a rommelpot makes). Back then, that music was popular. As time progressed, the music composed in their era became popular and so on on and so forth. So the question of "who" made classical popular can't really be answered correctly. Every era had their "shining composer" such as Mozart in the classical era, and Bach in the baroque era. They made their music popular to their era and even now. When have you heard Morning by Grieg and immediately thought classical music? His music makes his era popular. Even now, if you ever get the chance to hear Einstein on the Beach by Phillip Glass, a modern composer, you'll find his music appealing and find that the music in our era is popular.
Was the organ popular during Bach's life?
Music composed for and played on the organ was extremely popular during the lifetime of J.S. Bach (which I assume is the Bach being referred to). Master Bach had 20 children. 10 died in infancy and 3 went on to become composers/musicians themselves. None quite equalled Papa Bach, but Carl Philipp Emanuel (CPE Bach) didn't fall too far from the tree.