German composers: Johann Sebastian Bach

When it comes to classical composers, most people have heard of Johann Sebastian Bach, and as he was German and his birthday would have been today, I thought I write a little post about him.

Johann Sebastian Bach was born on the 31st March 1685 in Eisenach, Germany. Actually, he was born on the 21st March but that date comes from the old Gregorian calendar, in today’s calendar it’s the 31st. He was the eighth son of a very musical family and died on the 28th July 1750.  I could write more but it is just as easy for you to read about him on wikipedia …. if you want to read about him in English.

If, however, you’d like to practise your German while finding out more about Bach, have a look at this German music lexicon for children.

If, on the other hand, you’d just like to listen to some classical music, I’ll leave you with some videos:

Do you have any favourite music by Bach?

 

 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Did you enjoy this article?
Subscribe for Updates
Subscribe to my monthly newsletter and receive a free eBook with over 100 free German online resources!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this:

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close