Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685 – 28 July 1750)
Bach a native of iEisenach, Saxe-Eisenach was a popular composer
during the era of Baroque music period. He was included on the "Three B's" of the Greatest composers in music history along with Beethoven and Brahms.
The word "baroque" came from
the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl", a strikingly
fitting characterization of the architecture of this period; later, the
name came to be applied also to its music. A Baroque period falls
between the late Renaissance and early Classical periods roughly between
1600 and 1750.
Being born from the family of musicians, J.S. Bach was a prolific
composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir,
orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque
period and brought to its ultimate maturity.
Bach’s musical style was
known for his contrapuntal invention and techniques, a control of
harmonic and motivic organization from the smallest to the largest
Some of his great works includes The Goldberg Variations, Mass in B Minor, St. Mathew Passion, The Musical offering, The Art of Fugue, Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello.