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Johann Sebastian Bach

A famous German composer of the Baroque period, who lived from 1685-1750.

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What is Gottfried Achenwall's birthday?

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Gottfried Achenwall was born on October 20, 1719.

How did Johann Gottfried Zinn die?

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Johann Gottfried Zinn, a German anatomist and botanist, died in 1759 from tuberculosis at the age of 38. This respiratory illness was common during that time period and often fatal before the advent of modern medical treatments.

What was Johann Sebastian Bach favorite food?

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Bach was especially fond of potatoes, which he often ate in excess. This can be evidenced from the 59th Cantata, 'O Heil, mein leibe Kartoffel', BWV 622, in which thinly-veiled references to his penchant for the tuber can be discerned. Bach was especially fond of potatoes, which he often ate in excess. This can be evidenced from the 59th Cantata, 'O Heil, mein leibe Kartoffel', BWV 622, in which thinly-veiled references to his penchant for the tuber can be discerned.

Where was js bach born?

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Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, in 1685. His father, and his uncles were all involved in musical life, as organists, composers and choir directors; out of this came the recognition of his own musical talent.

What type music did Bach compose?

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I'm not to sure so go 2 Bach fun facts on goggle (sorry it is my first time on here!!!!)

Can you name a girl Sebastian?

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I don't think so, but there is a female variant of Sebastian. It's Sebastienne, and personally I think it sounds beautiful But that's up to you.

What year was the song Toccata and Fugue in D minor made?

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Bach actually wrote two toccata-and-fugue pairs in D minor, both in 1708. The most famous one (appeared in the original Fantasia movie, and often used as a stock piece of generic "scary music") is BWV 565. The other, sometimes called the "Dorian" toccata and fugue, is BWV 538. Check the number if you're looking to buy a recording!

What languages did Johann Sebastian Bach speak?

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Most likely German, as he was born in Germany and spent most of his life in Vienna.

Who did Carl Philip Emanuel Bach marry?

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Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach married Johanna Maria Dannemann in 1744. Together they had three children; Johann Adam, Anna Carolina Philipinna and Johann Sebastian "the Younger". Johann Sebastian went on to become a painter, but he died on a trip to Italy in his late-twenties. The other two children went on to become musicians, but neither of them would grow up to be as successful musician as their father or their grandfather.

Carl and Johanna remained married until he died in December 1788. He was buried at the church of St. Michael in Hamburg.

Why did Bach always put SDG at the bottom of his music?

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It was his "signature" ... SDG stood for: Soli deo Gloria (to God be the glory).

What is a toccata?

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An old form of piece for the organ or harpsichord, somewhat in the free and brilliant style of the prelude, fantasia, or capriccio.

What church pieces did Johann Sebastian bach play?

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he played organ and piano He also played the harpsichord.

What are J.S. Bach's 10 most famous compositions?

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Jesus ist das schönste Licht , St Matthew Passion, Herz und Mund , Vater unser in HimmelreichFantasia and Fugue in C minor, Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Die Kunst der Fuge ,Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 , Mass in B minor, Christmas Oratorio, Goldberg Variations for a representative sampling but there are hundreds of others

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3. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1

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4. Mein Gott, wie lang', ach lange; BWV 155

5. Mer han en neue Oberkeet ("Bauernkantate"), BWV 212

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6. Es reifet euch ein schrecklich Ende, BWV 90

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7. Erhöhtes Fleisch uxxxxxxxxxxnd Blut, BWV 173

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8. Die Freude reget sxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxichxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, BWV 36b

9. Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181

10. Also hat Gotxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx die Welt geliebt, BWV 68

What was Johann Sebastian bach called?

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Just that ... Johann Sebastian Bach.

What was the name of the church that J.S Bach lived?

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Bach was organist and master of the choir at a number of different churches in his career, but his last position was the one he held longest - at St. Thomas church in Leipzig.

Why was js bach famous?

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Bach has been called the father of classical music because he understood musical form and phrasing perfectly (If you know anyone who is into music theory, they should be able to tell you all about analyzing Bach's piano music...it was all I did in Music theory Level 2!) If you can get into classical music, then just put on the Brandenburg Concertos, or Tocatta in D minor (the "Dracula" song) and listen. Let your ears and mind tell you why he's the man! His music is psychological; it gets into your head and puts you in an amazing place. I feel very relaxed, yet very powerful when I listen to Bach. I know I'm opinionated, but just give him a listen...and keep listening, you'll have the songs stuck in your head before you know it, and that is not a bad thing!

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Very simply: in his day he was regarded by far the greatest keyboard player (on organ, harpsichord, clavichord and very briefly on piano), as well as an exquisite violinist; his compositions reflect the vast knowledge and experience he had with the music of the time, and he was such an intuitive and complete master of musical forms that he was able in his vocal music to write appropriately with the text, and create riddles and little games in his later music (such as the 'musical offering', BWV 1079). He inspired many of the later composers who are now regarded the pinnacle of musical understanding - his son, C.P.E. Bach, was one of the greatest influences on Mozart; his works for the well-tempered clavier were the way Beethoven became famous as a player; and his St Matthew's Passion was a huge hit (conducted by Mendelssohn) that revived interest in the whole Baroque era and in Bach's works (and that is also how Vivaldi came to be known, though Bach transcriptions of his works). He was a pioneer of forms in his day, such as the toccata form, and had mastered both the traditional Italian styles and the emerging German styles.

Johann Sebastian Bach was a great composer in the Baroque musical period. His great musical talent is known worldwide, and he has composed many compositions.

In the Baroque period, the music literature often gets compiled with the Romantic period, which Bach did not *mostly* write for.

He was a master of polyphonic writing and harmony, shown by his immense output of music, including cantatas, concerti, preludes, fantasias, fugues, toccatas, sonatas, partitas, etc.

Were Bach and Handel organ makers?

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No, they were not. They sometimes offered suggestions as to the design, stops and final efficacy of an instrument; and, although they were both magnificent organists, neither of them actually built any instruments.

What is the top three most famous pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach?

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Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Brandenburg Concertos, and Tocatta and Fugue in D minor.

How many known Bach works are there?

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By the BWV index he wrote 1126 compositions, but he probably wrote far more that remain lost or undiscovered.

Instrumental genre and medium for which bach is known?

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Bach is probably best known as an organist/composer of organ music. He also composed choral sacred cantatas, pieces for the harpsichord, notably the Goldberg Variations; orchestral works such as the Brandenburg Concerti. Violin and cello solo works and choral masses and the "Christmas Oratorio" and "Magnificat" help round out the list.

How many movements are in Bach's Cantata 195?

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there are 3 movements in that piece

What was Johann Sebastian Bach's mom's name?

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Well his fathers job was a musician and his mother was a language teacher

Where was Johann Sebastian Bach's death place?

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The final resting place of Johann Sebastian Bach is in St. Thomas' Church, Leipzig, Germany. He died in the year 1750.