The Ubiquitous Bach

Course Description
Johann Sebastian Bach composed almost 1200 pieces of music in almost every significant genre of his time. Known primarily in his lifetime as a keyboardist, his compositions were generally overlooked and forgotten for almost 75 years after he died. Today his music is ubiquitous, and his importance to the development of western classical music has led many to rank him as history’s greatest composer. This class examines Bach’s life and provides an analysis of some of his most significant works.

General Information
Articles and Essays
Historically-Informed Performances
Performances by a Variety of Musicians
Bach and Jazz
Animated Graphical Scores by Stephen Malinowski
Odds and Ends

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