In this article, we have selected ten of Bach 's most beautiful works for you to play on the piano. Find out all about the history of their composition and choose which piece you want to sight-read and play! You can also find all the scores for piano with their fingering in the Tomplay app.
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Johann Sebastian Bach 31 March — 28 July would probably be astounded at his reputation as one of the greatest composers — perhaps the greatest composer — of all time. In his own day, he was famed chiefly for his keyboard skills, and much of his time was spent writing for the churches where he worked. Yet, when it came to the quality of his work, he produced more jewels than Bvlgari.
Johann Sebastian Bach composed cantatas , motets , masses, Magnificats , Passions , oratorios , four-part chorales , songs and arias. His instrumental music includes concertos , suites , sonatas , fugues , and other works for organ , harpsichord, lute , violin, cello, flute, chamber ensemble and orchestra. There are over known compositions by Bach. Nearly all of them are listed in the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis BWV , which is the best known and most widely used catalogue of Bach's compositions. Some of the early biographies of Johann Sebastian Bach contain lists of his compositions. For instance, his obituary contains a list of the instrumental compositions printed during the composer's lifetime , followed by an approximate list of his unpublished work.
Although he was admired by his contemporaries primarily as an outstanding harpsichordist, organist, and expert on organ building, Bach is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time and is celebrated as the creator of the Brandenburg Concertos , The Well-Tempered Clavier , the Mass in B Minor , and numerous other masterpieces of church and instrumental music. Appearing at a propitious moment in the history of music , Bach was able to survey and bring together the principal styles, forms, and national traditions that had developed during preceding generations and, by virtue of his synthesis, enrich them all. Johann Sebastian Bach is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. He is celebrated as the creator of many masterpieces of church and instrumental music. His compositions represent the best of the Baroque era.