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This is a powerpoint about Bach for ED 205 - 15

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  • 1. ALL ABOUT BACH Life and music of J.S. Bach Megan Gross ED 205 - 15
  • 2. J.S. BACH
    • Childhood
    • Family Life
    • Career
    • Religion and the role in his life
    • Works
    • Bach’s Death
    • Performances
    • Listening
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  • 3. CHILDHOOD
    • Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach, on March 31 st , 1685
    • His father was a church organist, and taught him how to play violin and harpsichord.
    • After his parents died when he was 10, he moved in with his brother (also an organist) and began to copy, study, and perform music.
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  • 4. FAMILY LIFE
    • In 1707 he married his second cousin, Maria Barbara, and had 7 children (4 survived)
    • In 1721 after his first wife passed, he married Anna Magdalena and had 13 children (6 survived)
    • Anna Magdalena was a gifted singer, and 17 years younger than Bach
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  • 5. FAMILY LIFE CONTINUED
    • Two children from his first marriage, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach became significant Baroque musicians
    • Gottfried Heinrich, Johann Christoph Friedrich, and Johann Christian, his three sons from his second marriage, also became significant musicians in their time period
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  • 6. CAREER
    • Bach was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments brought together the Baroque period and brought it to maturity.
    • Although he introduced no new forms, he enriched the German style with his contrapuntal technique.
    • He was known for his improvisation at the keyboard
    • Bach’s final job was the cantor of St. Thomas’ Church in Leipzig
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  • 7. RELIGION
    • Bach had a devout, personal relationship with the Christian God in the Lutheran tradition
    • The high demand for religious music of his times inevitably placed sacred music at the center of his work.
    • He wrote mostly Lutheran chorale hymn tunes
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  • 8. WORKS
    • Bach wrote many works for the harpsichord, some of which may also have been played on the clavichord
    • Bach's best-known orchestral works are the Brandenburg concertos
    • He also wrote music for single instruments, duets and small ensemble
    • Bach's large choral-orchestral works include the famous St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion
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  • 9. BACH’S DEATH
    • He died on July 28 th , 1750 in Leipzig
    • He was 65 years old, and was buried in St. John’s cemetery
    • He suffered a stroke and a severe fever
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  • 10. PERFORMANCES
    • Present-day Bach performers usually present the pieces from one of two different standpoints
    • The first is called so-called "authentic performance practice", utilizing historical techniques and authentic instruments
    • Alternatively, the use of modern instruments and playing techniques are used, with a tendency towards larger ensembles.
    • In Bach's time orchestras and choirs were usually smaller than ones today.
    • Easy listening realizations of Bach's music and its use in advertising also contributed greatly to Bach's popularization in the second half of the twentieth century. Among these were the Swingle Singers' versions of Bach pieces.
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  • 11. LISTENING
    • Watch and Listen to Yo-Yo Ma play the Prelude for Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, used in many movies and commercials.
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  • 12. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    • My name is Megan Gross and I am a senior Music Education Major at GVSU.
    • Questions? Comments? Email me!
    • [email_address]
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  • 13. RESOURCES
    • Youtube: www.youtube.com
    • Bonds, Mark E. “Johann Sebastian Bach” A History of Music in Western Culture. Upper Saddle River, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006. http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_bonds_hisofmusic_2/
    • The J.S. Bach Biography
    • http://www.kunstderfuge.com/bios/bach.html
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