Johann Sebastian Bach: The Apotheosis of Music

This blog post provides a summary of German organist and composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. It examines The Well-Tempered Clavier, one of his large-scale musical works, in some detail. This piece is one of the most important keyboard works ever written, this post explains why.

Handel, Vivaldi, and the Baroque Period

This blog post is about the Baroque period in Western art music. It describes the essential attributes of this music, explores the birth of opera, explains the technique called figured bass, and introduces two influential composers: Handel and Vivaldi.

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