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J.S. Bach: Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147
Premiered Today in 1723
Say what you want, but Johann Sebastian Bach certainly knew a good tune when he heard one! And he certainly was not shy reusing his own tunes when time was of the essence. Bach took up the position of Thomaskantor,
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Bach Makes a Joke: The Peasant Cantata
In 1742, Bach, late in his career, took a long look back at the music of his day and made such a thorough-going parody of it that we’re still not sure if he was making a social commentary or a
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On This Day
7 April: Bach’s St. John Passion Was Premiered
It never fails to amaze that Johann Sebastian Bach was practically unknown during his early days. It took almost a year of negotiation, and the refusal of Georg Friedrich Telemann and Christoph Graupner, before the Kantor position at St. Thomas
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Bach: Cantatas for bass
Ich habe genug , BWV 82 III. Aria Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen From Bach: Cantatas for bass (2017) Released by Harmonia Mundi Bach: Ich habe genug , BWV 82 – III. Aria Schlummert ein, ihr matten AugenIn composing his
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Mapping the Musical Genome: The Bach Family
Johann Sebastian Bach was part of an extensive Saxon-Thuringian family that produced an unparalleled and almost incalculable number of musicians. From fiddlers and town musicians to organists, from Kantors, court musicians and Kapellmeisters, member of the Bach family extensively populated
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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Philipp Kirnberger
“Johann Sebastian Bach’s method is the only one and the best one. It is regrettable that this great musician has written nothing theoretical about music, and that his teachings have been made available to posterity only through his pupils.” We
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J.S. Bach: Complete Partitas BWV 825-830
Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825 IV. Sarabande From J.S. Bach: Complete Partitas BWV 825-830 (2017) Released by Harmonia Mundi Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825 – IV. SarabandeBach’s Opus 1Johann Sebastian Bach waited until
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Mixing Bach and Liszt: The Unfinished Fugue and the Fantasia contrappuntistica
The regularized austerity of J.S. Bach’s music, in particular The Art of Fugue, has fascinated many composers. Bach’s work was left unfinished, with the final quadruple fugue (Contrapunctus XIV) started but not completed before Bach’s death. J.S. Bach: Die Kunst
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