Johann Sebastian Bach Descriptive Essay by ABCs

Johann Sebastian Bach
A look at the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
# 114404 | 1,069 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper briefly discusses how one of the most famous German Baroque composers and musicians was Johann Sebastian Bach. It looks at how Bach came from a long legacy of musically inclined individuals, a family tradition which was epitomized by his life and career and how, through his heritage, education, and experience with the best musical programs in Germany, Bach quickly rose to the top of German society. He made friends with royalty and brought great discipline to even the most fractured musical schools in Germany. It also examines how the incredible ambiance of his original performances has continued through the generations into modern day performances, which give credence to the brilliance within every Bach composition.

From the Paper:

"Born in 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach entered into an already musically inclined family. His father, Johann Ambrosius, was under the employment of the Duke of Eisnach as a court trumpeter, (Smith, 1996). Johann Ambrosius also served as the director of musicians within their native town. Also musically inclined within the Bach family were his older brothers and uncles, who brought variety and expertise to the future composer and musician. In fact, it was his father who introduced him to the violin and harpsichord, and his older brother who directed him towards mastering the organ. Johann Sebastian Bach was forced to live with his oldest brother when both his parents died within a year's time, when he was still a child of nine years old. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Geocities. "Johan Sebastian Bach's Compositions." The Classical Period. Retrieved September 20, 2008 at
  • Smith, Timothy. "J.S. Bach: Education and Career." Northern Arizona University. 1996. Retrieved September 20, 2008 at

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