Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 103: The Life of Johann Pachelbel


As we kick off a new school year here in the U.S., I’m thrilled to introduce a brand new composer series that will be the perfect companion to your back-to-school season. Today, we’re diving into the life, style, and legacy of the renowned Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel.

What better way to start the school year than by delving into the captivating world of classical music? Johann Pachelbel, a luminary of the Baroque era, provides the perfect backdrop for our musical exploration. As we learn about his life and contributions, we’ll set the stage for a deep dive into one of his most famous compositions in our next episode.

In this episode, we’ll uncover the fascinating story of Johann Pachelbel’s life, from his early years to his impact on the Baroque music scene. Pachelbel’s unique style and innovative contributions to the musical landscape make him a fascinating subject, and we’ll explore the elements that set him apart from his contemporaries.

Pachelbel’s legacy extends far beyond his own time, reaching into the hearts of modern listeners. Today, his compositions are celebrated and recognized around the world. Discover the lasting impact of Pachelbel’s work and how his musical innovations continue to resonate with audiences today.

But that’s not all! In two weeks, be sure to tune in again as we delve deep into one of Pachelbel’s most iconic pieces, the Canon in D Major. We’ll explore the intricacies of this timeless composition, uncovering the secrets behind its enduring popularity and widespread recognition.

As we embark on this new composer series, my goal is not only to entertain but to educate. Whether you’re a seasoned music enthusiast or just starting your musical journey, there’s always something new to discover on the Busy Kids Love Music podcast. Join me in celebrating the start of the school year with the brilliance of Johann Pachelbel.

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Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

(2) J. Pachelbel – Hexachordum Apollinis (1699)

(2) Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706): Toccata in G Minor (P 468)

J. PACHELBEL – Toccata in e minor (Anne-Isabelle de Parcevaux, organ)

Canon in D (Pachelbel) – Violin & Piano

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 103

This episode’s playlist highlights some of Pachelbel’s pieces from today’s episode as well as a few others. Listen to it here.

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