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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (German pronunciation: [joˈhan] or [ˈjoːhan seˈbastjan ˈbax]) (31 March 1685 [O.S. 21 March] – 28July 1750) was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instrumentsdrew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. Although he introduced no newforms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic andmotivic organisation in composition for diverse instrumentation, and the adaptation of rhythms and textures fro ...read more

Johann Sebastian Bach (German pronunciation: [joˈhan] or [ˈjoːhan seˈbastjan ˈbax]) (31 March 1685 [O.S. 21 March] – 28July 1750) was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instrumentsdrew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. Although he introduced no newforms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic andmotivic organisation in composition for diverse instrumentation, and the adaptation of rhythms and textures from abroad,particularly Italy and France.

Revered for their intellectual depth, technical command and artistic beauty, Bach's works include the Brandenburg concertos,the Goldberg Variations, the Partitas, the Well-Tempered Clavier, the Mass in B Minor, the St. Matthew Passion, the St. JohnPassion, the Magnificat, The Musical Offering, The Art of Fugue, the English Suites, the French Suites, the Sonatas andPartitas for violin solo, the Cello Suites, more than 200 surviving cantatas, and a similar number of organ works, including thecelebrated Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

While Bach's abilities as an organist were recognized and highly respected throughout Europe during his lifetime, he was notparticularly well-known as a composer. His adherence to Baroque forms and contrapuntal style was considered "old. fashioned"by his contemporaries, especially late in his career when the musical fashion tended towards Rococo and later Classicalstyles. A revival of interest and performances of his music began early in the 19th century, and he is now widely consideredto be one of the greatest composers in the Western tradition. « hide

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LPs
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
1751

4.4
6 Votes
Mass in B minor, BWV 232
1749

4.4
25 Votes
The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
1747

4.2
16 Votes
The Well-Tempered Clavier II BWV 870-893
1742

4.5
16 Votes
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
1741

4.3
16 Votes
Clavier-Übung III, BWV 669-689
1739

3.4
6 Votes
Harpsichord Concerto in D minor BWV 1052
1735

4.6
9 Votes
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
1731

4.6
5 Votes
6 Partitas, BWV 825–830
1730

4.1
8 Votes
Matthäuspassion, BWV 244
1729

4.5
3 Votes
Ich habe genug, BWV 82
1727

4
1 Votes
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58
1727

3.5
1 Votes
Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen, BWV 49
1726

3.8
2 Votes
6 French Suites, BWV 812-817
1725

3.5
1 Votes
Herr, wie du willt, so schick's mit mir, BWV 73
1724

3.5
1 Votes
Sie werden euch in den Bann thun, BWV 44
1724

3.5
1 Votes
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 38
1724

4.3
2 Votes
Johannespassion, BWV 245
1724

5
1 Votes
Ich elender Mensch, wer wird mich erlösen, BWV 48
1723

3.5
1 Votes
Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75
1723

4
1 Votes
Ich glaube, lieber Herr, BWV 109
1723

4
1 Votes
The Well-Tempered Clavier I BWV 846-869
1722

4.6
22 Votes
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, BWV 1051
1721

4.3
23 Votes
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
1721

4.4
30 Votes
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
1721

3.9
19 Votes
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
1721

4.2
36 Votes
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
1721

4.3
26 Votes
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
1721

3.9
28 Votes
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
1720

4
2 Votes
6 Violin Sonatas, BWV 1014-1019
1720

4.2
3 Votes
Cello Suite No.6 in D major, BWV 1012
1720

4
2 Votes
Cello Suite No.5 in C minor, BWV 1011
1720

4.3
2 Votes
Cello Suite No.4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010
1720

4.3
2 Votes
Cello Suite No.3 in C major, BWV 1009
1720

4
2 Votes
Cello Suite No.2 in D minor, BWV 1008
1720

4.3
8 Votes
Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
1720

4.3
45 Votes
Violin Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006
1720

4.3
2 Votes
Violin Sonata No.3 in C major, BWV 1005
1720

4
1 Votes
Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
1720

5
2 Votes
Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003
1720

4
1 Votes
Violin Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002
1720

4.5
1 Votes
Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001
1720

4
1 Votes
6 English Suites, BWV 806-811
1715

3.5
1 Votes
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80
1715

3.5
1 Votes
Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596
1714

3.9
9 Votes
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
1714

4
1 Votes
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12
1714

4
1 Votes
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
1707

4.4
69 Votes
Compilations
Morimur (Christoph Poppen; The Hilliard Ensemble)
2001

4.5
1 Votes
Bach: The Art of Fugue - Musical Offering
1995

3.7
5 Votes
Great Organ Works (Peter Hurford)
1994

4
1 Votes
6 Suonate a Violino Solo e Cembalo Certato
1990

4.5
2 Votes
Sechs Suiten für Violoncello Solo BWV 1007-1012
1961

4.1
4 Votes

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