A few months back, we did a series about Romantic composer Tchaikovsky here on the podcast. Today, we’re kicking off another composer series on a famous Baroque composer named Johann Sebastian Bach. In this episode, we’ll learn a little bit about his life, family and composing style.

You’ll learn…

  • How Bach managed to land himself in jail
  • Just how big Bach’s family was
  • What a harpsichord is

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)

Partita for Violin Solo No. 1 in B Minor (Bach)

Fugue in G Minor (Bach)

Minuets from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (Bach)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 28

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with ten performances connected to this episode’s theme. Check it out here.

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