The Calm before the Classical

This blog post covers the early stages of Classical music from 1730-1760. It focuses on the genres, forms, and artistic sensibilities that separated this period from the previous one, the Baroque Period. Two important figures from this time are covered: C.P.E. Bach and Johann Christian Bach.

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.

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