5 Easy Pieces for Piano by Bach eBook
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A well-chosen collection of easier short pieces for piano by Bach. Selected for their charm and diversity and suitable for all ages.
Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany in 1685. As a child, Bach's father taught him to play violin and harpsichord. His uncles were also musicians, working as church organists and chamber musicians for the royal court. One of his uncles, Johann Christoph Bach, introduced Bach to the art of organ playing.
In 1707, Bach married his second cousin, Maria Barbara Bach. They had seven children. In 1720 Maria died and Bach married Anna Magdalena Wilcke in 1721. Bach had 13 more children with Anna Magdalena, making him the father to 20 children in all.
In 1723, Bach became the cantor, organist, and music composer for Saint Thomas Lutheran Church in Leipzig, Germany. Bach remained there for the rest of his life.
Some of Bach's most famous works include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Well-Tempered Clavier, and the celebrated organ work Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
Johann Sebastian Bach died in 1750. Bach was not much appreciated during his own lifetime, and was considered an "old-fashioned" composer. Today, Bach is considered to be one of the most influential composers of all time. In fact, he is now such an important composer that the year of his death is a defining point in music history. It marks the end of the Baroque Era.