Johann Christian Bach

1735 - 1782

Johann Sebastian Bach[1] (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. He enriched many established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Mass in B minor, the The Well-Tempered Clavier, his cantataschoralespartitasPassions, and organ works. His music is revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty.

Bach was born in EisenachSaxe-Eisenach, into a very musical family; his father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was the director of the town musicians, and