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Bach and the Baroque Period
A review of Johann Sebastian Bach's music and the Baroque period.
# 144081 | 1,000 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Music Studies (Classical and Baroque) , Music Studies (Composers)

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This paper looks at J.S. Bach and his rise to become one of the greatest classical composers of all time. It looks at his family and their role in his early training. It also examines how he built his reputation through contrapuntal intensity, atomic rhythmic harmonies and and elaborate compositions that increased the size of preludes, fugues, and other pieces of composition. The paper looks at how he dramatically expanded the way in which earlier pieces of music were played and heard by introducing elements from Italian Operas and other forms of music that he had become acquainted with.

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"Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest classical composers in history. Born in the city of Eisenach in what was known as the Thuringian Wald, a petty German principality on March 21, 1685, Bach was the youngest of seven children (Williams, 5). He entered the gymnasium at the age of seven or eight. It was during this time that he suffered the first great loss of his life when in 1694 at the age of nine, his mother died (Terry, 21). His father followed soon after the next year when he was only ten (Bach et al., 10). At the age of fifteen, Bach went north for an apprenticeship some..."

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