Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 28: The Life of J.S. Bach


Episode #28 of Busy Kids Love Music marks the exciting beginning of a three-part composer series, shining a spotlight on the legendary Baroque maestro, Johann Sebastian Bach. Join me as we journey into the intriguing life, dynamic family, and distinctive composing style of this musical genius. In today’s episode, we’ll unravel stories that showcase Bach’s humanity, the richness of his familial ties, and the unique elements that defined his musical craftsmanship.

Dive into the surprising tale of how Johann Sebastian Bach found himself behind bars. Learn about the events that led to his brief imprisonment and the fascinating circumstances surrounding this episode in Bach’s life. Discover the resilience and determination that marked Bach’s character, even in the face of unexpected challenges.

Explore the intricacies of Bach’s family life, unravelling the threads of a rich and expansive household. Learn just how extensive Bach’s family was, and how his personal life intersected with his musical career. From the multitude of children to the collaborative spirit within the Bach family, witness the harmonious blend of family and musical creativity.

In this episode, we lift the lid on the harpsichord, a key instrument in Bach’s musical palette. Discover the distinct qualities of the harpsichord, its role in Baroque music, and how Bach masterfully incorporated its unique sound into his compositions. Gain insights into the technical aspects of the harpsichord that contributed to the development of Bach’s signature style.

Busy Kids Love Music is committed to making classical music history accessible and enjoyable for young minds. Episode #28 not only introduces the captivating life of J.S. Bach but also provides educational insights into the Baroque era, family dynamics, and the significance of the harpsichord in Bach’s musical repertoire.

Whether you’re a parent eager to share the tales of musical history with your child or a young listener excited to learn about the life of J.S. Bach, Episode #28 is a must-listen. Subscribe to Busy Kids Love Music on your preferred podcast platform, and let the delightful sounds of Bach’s world transport you to a realm of musical wonder.

Join me as we unveil the fascinating stories behind the Baroque maestro, Johann Sebastian Bach. Happy listening!

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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