Johann Sebastian Bach started his work on The Art of the Fugue, one of the most celebrated and extensively studied collection of contrapuntal movements, in 1743. At the time of his death, on 28 July 1750, the collection remained unfinished
Köthener Trauermusik BWV 244a XII. Mit Freuden sei die Welt verlassen (Aria) From J. S. Bach: Kothener Trauermusik BWV 244a / Pygmalion / Raphael Pichon (2014) Released by Harmonia Mundi J.S. Bach: Köthener Trauermusik BWV 244a – XII. Mit Freuden
Throughout his long and industrious musical career, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) never strayed far away from home. Content to live and work in his native community, and possibly remembering that he was once thrown in jail for overstaying his leave
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart famously told Gottfried van Swieten, a diplomat, librarian and esteemed patron of music, “Bach is the father. We are the children!” Interestingly, Mozart did not have Johann Sebastian in mind, but referred to Carl Philipp Emanuel instead.
Astor Piazzolla Fugata From BACH à PIAZZOLLA “tête-à-tête” (2013) Released by Indésens Records Astor Piazzolla: FugataA beautiful recording of Bach and Piazzolla, both performed on piano and bandoneon, with this wonderful Fugata by Piazzollo. Official Website
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Trio Sonata in A minor, Wq. 148, H. 572 I have always wondered what it must have been like to grow up as the son of Johann Sebastian Bach. The old man was known around town