Johann Sebastian Bach

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

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Was Johann Sebastian Bach a Lutheran?

Yes, Bach was very devoted to the Lutheran traditions.

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Who came first Bach or Mozart?

The first (and arguably the greatest) of the Bachs, Johann Sebastian Bach, preceded Mozart. Johann Sebastian Bach was born on 21 March 1685, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on 27 January 1756.

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Why was Bach a great composer?

Bach is regarded not only as the greatest Baroque composer of all time, but the greatest composer period. His complex usage of polyphonic texture coupled with his highly technically difficult 16 note melodies and agitato and lively rhythms did not just become Bach's style. It became the style associated with ALL of Baroque music. His impact upon music is unprecedented even by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. His very death marks the end of an entire Era of music.

Bach composed works for both performance and educational purposes. He was the instrumental figure in the progression to equal temperment much through the use of his volumes of works: Well Tempered Clavier which showcased equally spaced semitones. His preludes and fugues are still amongst some of the hardest and most challenging pieces a pianist may attempt to play. Bach wrote many works and only few of them remained unrecognized to the general populace. This amongst other reasons is why Bach is the greatest composer of all time.

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Where did Johann Sebastian get his name?

Johann is the German version of the English name John, so it is a pretty common name, and Sebastian is a popular name in Germanic countries, especially in Norway.

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What year did Bach live?

1685 - 1750

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What do the bachs js initials stand for?

Johann Sebastian Bach

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Why is Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor used as horror or Halloween music?

This is a piece with much suspense in it's music. Some people has cut the introduction movements for horror and monsters movies. If you hear this music complete, you will see that horror flicks use parts of this piece but it's not intented for such purpose.

Most agree like me, that this piece tells a story of the battle between good and evil.

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Was JS Bach deaf?

No ... you may be thinking of Beethoven.

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Who is J.S. Risdon?

J.S. Risdon patents the metal windmill.

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How many children did Johann Bach have with Maria Barbara?

That was the first marriage he had and they got 7 children.`

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Does Bach have any currently living descendants?

Yes, he does!

http://www.eisenachonline.de/nachrichten/archiv/2001.04.02/news/last/2001.04.05-02792

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Js_bach#Family_members

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WSH cannot distinguish between malicious and non-malicious script. Double-clicking on a script malware file will cause the malware to run its main action and payload, thus infecting the system.

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What are the characteristics of Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D major BWV 1050?

The harpsichord is both a concertino and a ripieno instrument: in the concertino passages the part is obbligato; in the ripieno passages it has a figured bass part and plays continuo.

This concerto makes use of a popular chamber music ensemble of the time (flute, violin, and harpsichord), which Bach used on their own for the middle movement. It is believed that it was written in 1719, to show off a new harpsichord by Michael Mietke which Bach had brought back from Berlin for the Cöthen court. It is also thought that Bach wrote it for a competition at Dresden with the French composer and organist Louis Marchand; in the central movement, Bach uses one of Marchand's themes. Marchand fled before the competition could take place, apparently scared off in the face of Bach's great reputation for virtuosity and improvisation.

The concerto is well suited throughout to showing off the qualities of a fine harpsichord and the virtuosity of its player, but especially in the lengthy solo 'cadenza' to the first movement. It seems almost certain that Bach, considered a great organ and harpsichord virtuoso, was the harpsichord soloist at the premiere. Scholars have seen in this work the origins of the solo keyboard concerto as it is the first example of a concerto with a solo keyboard part.[8][9]

An earlier version, BWV 1050a, has innumerable small differences from its later cousin, but only two main ones: there is no part for cello, and there is a shorter and less elaborate (though harmonically remarkable) harpsichord cadenza in the first movement. (The cello part in BWV 1050, when it differs from the violone part, doubles the left hand of the harpsichord.)

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Who Was CPE Bachs mother?

Maria Barbara Bach. She died when he was six.

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The is a musical form that utilizes multiple soloists?

concerto grosso

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How did Maria Barbra Bach die?

in your butt

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Who is the ''art of the fugue'' composer?

Bach

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Valet will ich dir geben?

A web-site devoted to Bach cantatas translates it as 'I want to bid you farewell'.

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What makes the life of Johann Sebastian Bach so interesting and exciting?

INYONG MGA NAWNg

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Did Johann Sebastian Bach write more sacred or secular music?

Both, he composed religious and secular cantatas.

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Is skid rows Sebastian bach dead?

No.

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Did Bach know Beethoven?

no

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List of compositions by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach?

A partial list (those in public domain, anyway) is available at the link below:

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What instruments did Johann Pachelbel play?

He was capable of playing the viola, violin, piano, harpsichord and organ.

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