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Feb 21, 2019 20:51:15

Johann Sebastian Bach

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I just started to read "12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos" by Jordan Peaterson, and he mentioned Price's Lawโ€”the majority ofthe top 1% do as much asthe bottom 50%โ€” and applied to classical music. The classical music we repeatedly listened and played in recent years was created by a few composer e.g., Beethven, Mozart Bach, Tchaikovsky. I wrote about Beethoven, Mozart so today I focus on Bach.

Bach was born in 1685 and was not overlapped with anyone of the above composers. The order of the composer is Bach (1685-1750), Mozart (1756-1791), Beethoven (1770-1827), Chopin(1810-1849), and Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). 

His family "The Bach Family" was known as composers. His father was the director of the town musicians, and all of his uncles were also professional. For the short period till his father died at his 10 age in 1694, his father taught violin and harpsichord, and his brother taught him the clavichord, a chord-based instrument. After his father and mother died, he moved to a church with his eldest brother. 

In his life, he got married two women, Maria Barbara in 1706 at 21. During 13 years till Maria died, he got 5 male and 2 female childres. After Maria's death, he got married with Anna Magdalena Wilcke, and had 6 male and 7 femail children. 


  • Air on G String: this piece is one of the most famous ones of baroque music. The title of this score means that we can play this score with one of the lowest string in a violin.
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring: this is often performed at wedding ceremonies as well as Chirstmas or Easter season. 

Side Note:

  • Baroque music: Baroque is one of music style around from 1600 to 1760. The periods of eras starts from Medieval (500-1400), Renaissance (1400-1600), and Baroque (1600-1760), Classical (1730-1820), Romantic (17800-1910)

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