Johann Sebastian Bach

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Ave Maria Johann Sebastian Bach Songs from the Arc of Life
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Goldberg Variations
Concerto n°5 en Ré majeur BWV 1050: II. Affettuoso Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte
Violin Concerto BWV 1042 in E Major: I. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Violin Concertos
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: III. Air, "On the G String" (Arr. for Piano) Johann Sebastian Bach Gran Turismo 5 - Original Game Soundtrack played by Lang Lang
Wachet aur, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 (arr. G. Bantock) Johann Sebastian Bach Bach, J.S.: Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 and 2, Bwv 1066-1067
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria - Remastered Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1981) - Gould Remastered
Ouverture dans le style français, BWV 831: V. Sarabande Johann Sebastian Bach J.S. Bach: Suite française No. 5, Ouverture dans le style français
Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of Fugue), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus VII a 4 per Augmentationem et Diminutionem Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: The Art of Fugue
Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude Johann Sebastian Bach Bach - Cello Suites
Sicilienne (from Concerto in D minor, BWV 596) Johann Sebastian Bach Volodos in Vienna
Concerto n°2 en Fa majeur BWV 1047: II. Andante Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: I. [Allegro] Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Six Concertos for the Margrave of Brandenburg
French Suite No.1 In D Minor, BWV 812: 1. Allemande Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach: The French Suites
Concerto n°6 en Si bémol majeur BWV 1051: II. Adagio ma non tanto Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte
Bach, JS: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude Johann Sebastian Bach Rostropovich - The Singles
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air Johann Sebastian Bach Bach
Concerto n°6 en Si bémol majeur BWV 1051: III. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte
Choral "Jesu, meine Freude" de la Cantate "Herz und Mund Tat und Leben" en sol majeur, BWV 147 Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Contemplation
Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins (BWV 1043): I. Vivace Johann Sebastian Bach J.S. Bach: Solo & Double Violin Concertos
Air from Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach Bach -- Super Hits
Bach, JS: 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988: Aria Johann Sebastian Bach Classical Chillout
Concerto for Three Violins, BWV 1064R: I. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Double & Triple Concertos
Italian Concerto, BWV 971: I. (Allegro) Johann Sebastian Bach Murray Perahia Plays Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971; Brandenburg Concerto No 5, BWV 1050; Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord, BWV 1044
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prélude Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: The Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012
Concerto for two violins BWV 1043 in D Minor: II. Largo ma non tanto Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Violin Concertos
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prélude Johann Sebastian Bach Inspired By Bach: The Cello Suites (Remastered)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 Johann Sebastian Bach Bach Trios
Suite No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1008.: IV. Sarabande Johann Sebastian Bach J.S. Bach: Complete Cello Suites
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prélude Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites (Remastered)
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530: I. Vivace Johann Sebastian Bach Bach Trios
Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 (arr. P. Galbraith): III. Gavotte en rondeau Johann Sebastian Bach Bach, J.S.: Sonatas and Partitas (Arr. for Guitar)
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Aria: Qui sedes ad dextram Patris (Alto) Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Mass in B minor
Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530: II. Lento Johann Sebastian Bach Bach Trios
Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 530: III. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach Bach Trios
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 19 in A Major, BWV 864 Johann Sebastian Bach Bach Trios
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042: I. Allegro Johann Sebastian Bach Bach
Widerstehe doch der Sünde, BWV 54: 1. Aria Widerstehe doch der Sünde Johann Sebastian Bach J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Alto Solo
Toccata in C Minor, BWV 911: Toccata Johann Sebastian Bach Bach, Beethoven, Medtner
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Motets
Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828: V. Sarabande Johann Sebastian Bach Anton Batagov. Bach
Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Aria Da Capo e Fine Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Variations Goldberg, BWV 988
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria - Remastered Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1955 mono) - Gould Remastered
Aria from the "Goldberg Variations", BWV 988, from the film "Aria" Johann Sebastian Bach 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould - Music from the Film
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 25 a 2 Clavier Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Goldberg Variations
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, After BWV 1068: II. Air Johann Sebastian Bach Bach: Orchestral Suites for a Young Prince
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria Johann Sebastian Bach 1736: The Bach Recital
Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009: Allemande Johann Sebastian Bach Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004: V. Ciaccona Johann Sebastian Bach Bach and Beyond, Part I

Bach: Contemplation
2009-01-27
Insatiable Bach
2014-12-18
Voices of Bach
2010-01-01
Bach: Orgelmesse
2013-10-09
Brisk Plays Bach
2016-01-15
Bach Greatest Hits
2009-07-01

Johann Sebastian Bach (March 31, 1685 – July 28, 1750) was a virtuoso German composer, organist, violinist, violist, harpsichordist from the Baroque period. Described by Mozart and Beethoven as one of the fathers of classical music, Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth. Bach's use of counterpoint was brilliant and innovative, and the immense complexities of his compositional style still amaze musicians today. His sacred & secular music, organ and choral works, and other instrumental music had an enthusiasm and seeming freedom that concealed immense rigor. Bach was born in Eisenach in 1685. He was taught to play the violin and harpsichord by his father, Johann Ambrosius, a court trumpeter in the service of the Duke of Eisenach. Young Johann was not yet ten when his father died, leaving him orphaned. He was taken in by his recently married oldest brother, Johann Christoph, who lived in Ohrdruf. Because of his excellent singing voice, Bach attained a position at the Michaelis monastery at Lüneberg in 1700. His voice changed a short while later, but he stayed on as an instrumentalist. After taking a short-lived post in Weimar in 1703 as a violinist, Bach became organist at the Neue Kirche in Arnstadt (1703-1707). His relationship with the church council was tenuous as the young musician often shirked his responsibilities, preferring to practice the organ. One account describes a four-month leave granted Bach, to travel to Lubeck where he would familiarize himself with the music of Dietrich Buxtehude. He returned to Arnstadt long after was expected and much to the dismay of the council. He then briefly served at St. Blasius in Mühlhausen as organist, beginning in June 1707, and married his cousin, Maria Barbara Bach, that fall. Bach composed his famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) and his first cantatas while in Mühlhausen, but quickly outgrew the musical resources of the town. He next took a post for the Duke of Sachsen-Weimar in 1708, serving as court organist and playing in the orchestra, eventually becoming its leader in 1714. He wrote many organ compositions during this period, including his Orgel-Büchlein. Owing to politics between the Duke and his officials, Bach left Weimar and secured a post in December 1717 as Kapellmeister at Cöthen. In 1720, Bach's wife suddenly died, leaving him with four children (three others had died in infancy). A short while later, he met his second wife, soprano Anna Magdalena Wilcke, whom he married in December 1721. She would bear 13 children, though only five would survive childhood. The six Brandenburg Concertos (BWV 1046-51), among many other secular works, date from his Cöthen years. Bach became Kantor of the Thomas School in Leipzig in May 1723 and held the post until his death. It was in Leipzig that he composed the bulk of his religious and secular cantatas. Bach eventually became dissatisfied with this post, not only because of its meager financial rewards, but also because of onerous duties and inadequate facilities. Thus, he took on other projects, chief among which was the directorship of the city's Collegium Musicum, an ensemble of professional and amateur musicians who gave weekly concerts, in 1729. He also became music director at the Dresden Court in 1736, in the service of Frederick Augustus II; though his duties were vague and apparently few, they allowed him freedom to compose what he wanted. Bach began making trips to Berlin in the 1740s, not least because his son Carl Philipp Emanuel served as a court musician there. In May 1747, the composer was warmly received by King Frederick II of Prussia, for whom he wrote the gloriously abstruse Musical Offering (BWV 1079). Among Bach's last works was his 1749 Mass in B minor. Besieged by diabetes, he died on 28th July 1750. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.