Johann Sebastian Bach

A live performance by Lenora Ford Brown presented in 1985 at the University of Utah as a Tricentennial Bach concert celebrating the 300th birthday of J. S. Bach. These partitas, composed in the French and German styles, have been called the “Rock Music” of Bach’s time. They were the first works Bach published and yet possibly his most difficult to play. The objective when performing the partitas is to make them relaxed, happy and joyful. Despite the rhythmic and technical challenges for the performer, the partitas are easy and fun for the listener.

Johann Christian Bach Concerto in G Major

Johann Christian Bach was born in Leipzig in 1735,the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach by his second wife. J. C. Bach, as he was commonly called, studied with his father until age 15. The early 1770s was the height of his career as a performer and composer. Many of his works were published.

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