Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

A Very Brief History

Andrew Gant


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His name and his music are internationally known, but with only one verifiably authentic portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach, has history painted him as something that he’s not?

In this brief historical introduction, Andrew Gant explores the social, political and religious factors that shaped Bach’s life and work, and traces how his legacy went from a composer who nearly faded into obscurity to one of the most central figures of classical music today.

Travel back to the eighteenth century with this Very Brief History and discover the man behind the music.