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1 The Genius of Baroque Music
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH The Genius of Baroque Music

2 CONTENTS Biography Works Music style Legacy


4 Johann Sebastian Bach[1] (31 March 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque Period. He enriched many established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Many of Bach's works are still known today, such as the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B minor, the The Well-Tempered Clavier, and his cantatas, chorales, partitas, passions, and organ works – and his music is revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty.

5 BACH´S PERSONALITY He wasn’t very patient or tolerance with incompetents. He liked to do the things in an excellent way, also he was very passionate with his music and a workaholic too.

6 Brandenburg concertos No 3
Violin sonatas


8 WORKS Brandenburg concertos The Well-Tempered Clavier Mass in B minor

9 brandenburg concertos
The Brandenburg concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1046–1051, original title: Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments)[1] are a collection of six instrumental works presented by Bach to Christian ludwig, margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt,[2] in 1721 (though probably composed earlier). They are widely regarded as among the finest musical compositions of the Baroque era.

10 The Well-Tempered Clavier
The Well-Tempered Clavier (German: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier),[2] BWV 846–893, is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. He first gave the title to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study."

11 Mass in b minor The Mass in B minor (BWV 232) is a musical setting of the complete Latin Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work was one of Bach's last, not completed until 1749, the year before his death in Much of the Mass consisted of music that Bach had composed earlier:

12 MUSIC STYLE Bach's musical style arose from his skill in contrapuntal invention and motivic control, his flair for improvisation, his exposure to North and South German, Italian and French music, and his devotion to the Lutheran liturgy.



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