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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer)

Born: 31st March 1685, Eisenach

Died: 28th July 1750, Leipzig

Nationality: German

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the late Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Cello Suites and Brandenburg Concertos; keyboard works such as the Goldberg Variations, The Well-Tempered Clavier and the Toccata and Fugue in D minor; and vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival, he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music.

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Recording of the Week, A slow-brewed Goldberg Variations from Víkingur Ólafsson

The Icelandic pianist presents the results of twenty-five years of thoughtful preparation, in a recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations that combines control and spontaneity, limpid gentleness and furious virtuosic energy.

Recording of the Week, Well-tempered Bach on the clavichord from András Schiff

An oft-neglected early keyboard instrument finally gets its moment in the sun in an intimate programme of Bach that plays to its strengths, built around the two-part and three-part inventions.

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