Presentation on theme: "Kenneth Ball. Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21 st, 1685, in Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach Sebastian was the youngest child of Johann Ambrosius."— Presentation transcript:
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21 st, 1685, in Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach Sebastian was the youngest child of Johann Ambrosius Bach, the director of the towns musicians, and a member of a large family of German musicians.
Bach played a wide variety of instruments, including harpischord, and organ, and surveyed many different musical styles and techniques.
Sebastian wrote music for single instruments, duets, and small ensembles. Bach’s best known orchestral works are the Brandenburg concertos
Bach’s musical style came from his exposure to many different types of music, such as German and French music. His access to family musicians and instruments developed him to become an extraordinary musician.
Partitas Prelude and Fugue [“St. Anne”] in E-flat Major Mass in B Minor Schübler Chorale Preludes The Art of the Fugue was the last piece of music he was writing but was unfinished because of his illness
On 28 July 1750 Bach died at the age of 65. His cause of death was listed as consequences of a very unsuccessful eye operation.