Presentation on theme: "By Taelyr Stevenson. Birthdate: March 21, 1685. Birth place: El Senach in Thuringial, Germany, By the age of nine, Johann had lost 2 siblings and."— Presentation transcript:
Birthdate: March 21, 1685. Birth place: El Senach in Thuringial, Germany, By the age of nine, Johann had lost 2 siblings and his parents from disease. BACH’S YOUTH
Johann Sebastian Bach was very well educated He attended some of the most progressive schools in Germany. Gymnasium: The grammar school of Ohdurf. St. Michaels school located in Luneburg, Germany. SCHOOL
Came from a musically inclined family Employed as a choir boy Accepted to St. Michaels because of his amazing soprano voice Able to play at Court Of Celle MUSICAL BACKGROUND
Organist at a local church in Arnstadt Member of the chamber orchestra & Organist to the court under the Duke of Sachsen Weimar. Cantor in Leipzig EMPLOYMENT
October 17, 1707: Johann married his second cousin Maria Barbara They had 4 beautiful children together. 1720: Maria passed away 1721: Remarried to Anna Magdalena. They were married for 28 years They had 13 children. BACH’S FAMILY CONT.
Studied all types of music He wasn’t afraid for his music to be different Dedicated time to travel to get inspiration from others o 1705: Bach traveled to Lubeck to watch Dietrich Buxtehude; a phenomenal organist THE GROWTH OF BACH'S MUSIC
As a musician, Bach spent countless hours of his life looking at pieces of music in poor lighting. 1749: Bach at the age of 64, lost his eye site. 1750: Bach had two eye surgeries by ophthalmologist John Taylor THE SURGERY
Considered one of Bach's most famous pieces magnificent sounds dramatic effect inspirational rhythm Time Frame: 1703-1708 The only copy of this piece that we have is a copy made from one of his students, Johann Rinkg TOCCATA & FUGUE
Walt Disney’s classic Fantasia The godfather Se7en The Silence of the Lambs Toccata & fugue was originally wrote for a string instrument. “Toccata” means to touch Fugue is a technique characterized of overlapping repetition of a principal theme in different melodic lines. Movies this song appeared in:Interesting Facts: TOCCATA & FUGUE
Played in D minor Conjunct melody Triple Meter Timbre is clear & concise Repetition & contrast Texture Mixture of Legato & staccato notes Dynamics: mezzo Listening guide TOCCATA & FUGUE CONT.
A composer and musician during the baroque period. First composer to write in all 24 minor and major keys. Had magnificent Form, Phrasing, & Texture. Amazing with composing Fugues. THE FATHER OF MUSIC
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