Johann Sebastian Bach

About Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period and is considered by many to be the greatest composer of all time. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, the St. Matthew Passion, and more than three hundred cantatas.

“Coffee Cantata”

By |2020-03-20T13:24:11-05:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Audio/Video, J.S. Bach|

Johann Sebastian Bach composed his short, comic "Coffee Cantata" in 1735. Likely first premiered in a Leipzig coffee house, it depicts a scene in which a father berates his daughter for drinking the intoxicating beverage. Here is the text in English translation, with a video with English subtitles below: Recitative Narrator Be quiet, stop chattering, [...]

Laudamus Te: From the “Mass in B Minor”

By |2019-11-21T15:23:19-06:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: J.S. Bach, Music|

Johann Sebastian Bach completed what came to be known as the Mass in B minor in 1749, near the end of the his life, though he had worked on various sections of it for twenty-five years. Why the Lutheran Bach wrote what his son Carl Philipp Emanuel later catalogued as "the Great Catholic Mass" (it uses the Latin [...]

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