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  • Johann Sebastian Bach And Antonio Vivaldi
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    Kelly Williams Music The Baroque Era The Baroque era was a unique period in music that began during the 1600's and ended around 1750. The word baroque is define by Merriam's Collegiate Dictionary as, of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent esp. in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension. The word ba...
  • Bach's Heart In Music
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    Johann Sebastian Bach Among the influential composers of baroque music, there have been few who have contributed so much in talent, creativity, and style as Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach was a German organist and composer of the baroque era. Bach was born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Thuringia and died July 28, 1750. Bach revealed his feelings and his insights in his pieces. Bach's mastery of all the major forms of baroque music (except opera) resulted not only from his genius talent, but also f...
  • Bach's Music
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    Grade Received on Report: 88 Johann Sebastian Bach Since the dawn of music, there have been many great composers throughout the world. However, no composer had a greater impact to music than Johann Sebastian Bach from the Baroque era (1600 ad. -1750 ad. ). Johann Sebastian Bach was a forefather to music as the author Homer was a forefather Western literature. Yet, unlike Homer's uses of words and verses in his literature, J.S. Bach used notes and chords in his music which to him was an apparatus...
  • Truer To Bach's Era And His Music
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    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685 in the town of Thuringia, Germany where he was raised and spent most of his life. Due to a shortage of expenses, he was confined to a very limited geographical space, as was his career. This greatly affected his, in that his music was not as wiley known as other composers of the time. On traveling he never went farther north than Hamburg or farther south than Carlsbad. To look back on the life of Bach many have referred to him as "one ...
  • Time J.S. Bach
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    Johann Sebastian Bach was a German organist, composer, and musical scholar of the Baroque period, and is almost universally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. His works, noted for their intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty, have provided inspiration to nearly every musician after him, from Mozart to Schoenberg. J.S. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, March 21, 1685. Bach's uncles were all professional musicians ranging from church organists and court ch...
  • Bach's Fugues
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    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was unlike most other composers of his time. "He wrote music for the glory of God, and to satisfy his own burning curiosity, not for future fame". During the 1700's, people knew him as a talented musician, not as a composer, as we do today. He never left his country to pursue bigger and better things. Bach was content as long as he could play music. Traditions were very important to him. He wanted to carry on the musical tradition of his family, and never opted ...
  • Musical Component Of Church Services In Leipzig
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    One of the most profoundly inspired and masterful composers in history, Johann Sebastian Bach was born into a musical family in Eisenach, Thuringia - until recently part of East Germany. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a talented violinist, and taught his son the basic skills of string-playing; another relation, the organist at Eisenach's most important church, instructed the young boy on the organ. In 1695, Johann Sebastian was orphaned; he went to live with his older brother, Johann Chr...
  • Bach's Music For Solo Instruments
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    Regarded as perhaps the greatest composer of all time, Bach was known during his lifetime primarily as an outstanding organ player and technician. The youngest of eight children born to musical parents, Johann Sebastian was destined to become a musician. While still young, he had mastered the organ and violin, and was also an excellent singer. At the age of ten, both of his parents died within a year of each other. Young Sebastian was fortunate to be taken in by an older brother, Johann Christop...
  • Bach's Music
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    ... n ants etc. Harpsichord plays chords and a supportive basso continuo. Rhythm Clear cut, fragments of syncopation. Pulsing, very regular and straight. Dynamics Great contrasts of loud and soft, use of crescendo and diminuendo, echo effects. Terraced dynamics. Structure Concerto, sonata form. Call and answer within melody. Scalia passages linking solo and tutti sections. Ritornello: Concertino / Ripieno, fairly short movements. Style Classical concerto, with romantic feel. Baroque. No introduc...
  • Bach's Music
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    Johann Sebastian Bach was a composer of the Baroque era, the most celebrated member of a large family of northern German musicians. Although his contemporaries primarily as an outstanding harpsichordist, organist, and expert on organ building admired him. Bach is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time and is celebrated as the creator of the Brandenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Mass in B Minor, and numerous other masterpieces of church and instrumenta...
  • Four Months Bach
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    On March 21, 1685, Johan Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany. His parents' names were Johan Ambrosias Bach and Elizabeth Lammerhirt Bach. His Family earned its living as musicians. His mom died when Bach was 9 then his dad died the next year so he moved to live with his oldest brother in Ohrdruf. In Ohrdruf Bach Learned Latin and sung as a soprano in the school choir. His brother didn't have enough money so Bach moved to Luneburg in March of 1700. Bach could go to school for free becaus...
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
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    Johann Sebastian Bach; The Brandenburg Concertos One of the most profoundly inspired and masterful composers in history, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), was born into a musical family in Eisenach, Germany. Born into a musical family his father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a talented violinist, and taught his son the basic skills of string-playing. Another relation, the organist at Eisenach's most important church, instructed the young boy on the organ. In 1695, Johann Sebastian was orphaned; h...
  • Bach's Music For Solo Instruments
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    Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685. He was born in the town of Eisenach (Thuringia). Johann's fathers name was Johann Ambrosius Bach. His mothers name was Elisabeth. Johann was their eighth child. His two godfathers, who gave their name to the child, were Sebastian Nagel, town piper, and Johann George Koch, a ducal forrester in Eisenach. He was baptized in the Saint Georg's church. The baptismal entry is dated March 23, 1685. Johann's mother died in 1694 and his father died in 1695...
  • Concert With The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra
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    Since winning the Bach prize in the International Guitar Competition for Students in Europe in 1987, Andreas von Wangenheim performs throughout Western and Eastern Europe, North America an the Far East. As an active chamber musician, his partners are for example: The Hamburger Symphoniker, the mezzo sopranos Graciela Araya and Cecilia Toledo, The International Guitar Quartet (with Oscar Ghiglia, Stephan Schmidt and Benjamin Bunch) and the Efim Jourist Quartet (Russian Tango). His particular inte...
  • Johann Bach Biological Sketch
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    Biological Sketch: Johann Bach Bach Biological Sketch: Johann Sebastian Bach Born: March 21, 1685, Eisenach Died: July 28, 1750, Lepizig Personal Life: A) Family 1) Parents: Father: Johann Ambrosius Bach Mother: Maria Elisabeth Lammerhirt 2) Children (Those noted by name): Wilhelm Friedmann Carl Philipp Emanuel Johann Gottfried Bernhard Johann Christoph Frederick Johann Christian 3) Wives His cousin Maria Barbara, Oct. 17 1684 Anna Magdalena 1720 B) Health Fairly good all his life (I couldn t fi...
  • Bach's Financial Situation
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    Bach Biological Sketch: Johann Sebastian Bach Born: March 21, 1685, Eisenach Died: July 28, 1750, LepizigPersonal Life: A) Family 1) Parents: Father: Johann Ambrosius Bach Mother: Maria Elisabeth Lammerhirt 2) Children (Those noted by name): Wilhelm FriedemannCarl Philipp Emanuel Johann Gottfried Bernhard Johann Christoph Frederick Johann Christian 3) Wives His cousin Maria Barbara, Oct. 17 1684 Anna Magdalena 1720 B) Health Fairly good all his life (I couldn t find any thing that talked about h...
  • Church Music
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    Johann Sebastian Bach is probably one of the greatest composers of his time, as well as our time. As a boy he had a fantastic soprano singing voice and always took the lead roles in the church and school choirs. He started composing fairly early on in his life and his first main works, including the Preludes and Variations for the organ, were composed between the ages of 17 and 20. Bach loved church music and was regarded as one of the finest organists of his day. Since he was raised up with str...
  • Bach
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    Johann Sebastian Bach has had a family full of musicians. In what seems like an odd family tradition, he started himself in writing and composing music and did it well, although he did not always receive the respect he deserved in his own life-time. He spent his earlier career principally as an organist, mainly at the court of one of the two ruling Grand Dukes of Weimar. In 1717 he moved to C? then as Court Kapellmeister to the young Prince Leopold and in 1723 made his final move to Leipzig, whe...
  • Important As The Church And Bach's Mass
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    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. Bach, who came from a family of over 53 musicians, was nothing short of a virtuoso instrumentalist as well as a masterful composer...
  • Bach And Mozart
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    Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are perhaps the two most well-know composers of classical music in the world. These two composers have most assuredly earned their recognition, as geniuses of the magnitude that makes one's work truly immortal. J.S. Bach's work became well-known to Mozart during the span of the latter composer's career. Mozart was profoundly influenced by Bach's work, more so than by any other composer. It was Mozart that spent more time engrossed within the musi...

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