Who was Bach?
Find out how Bach came to learn the organ, what's the meaning behind his name and which composer Bach walked 450 miles just to hear perform.
Along the way there's also facts about some of his finest works and other fascinating tidbits of information about the great baroque composer, all in under 2 minutes!
Classic FM's Drive presenter John Brunning guides you on an animated tour of the life of Johann Sebastian Bach - one of music's most sublime creative geniuses.
Bach: Fast and Friendly Guide
Who is Bach?
Bach: An Appreciation
Bach's Most Famous Pieces
“You could be having more fun with the music – you look a little stressed". It’s a fair comment. But when you’ve just played the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No.1 to Steven Isserlis a little stress is understandable.
The St Matthew Passion, the quintessential Easter masterpiece, remains a source of constant discovery as musicians strive to capture their personal interpretations on record.
Bach's Music By Genre
What is it about the cello suites that makes them so popular yet so personal? Discover the music and listen to some great recordings
Organist by trade, Bach produced some great Baroque orchestral music too - discover the magic behind these amazing compositions
The 20-year-old Johann Sebastian Bach was a reluctant and unpopular teacher. One night, a quarrel with a student came to blows...
Billed as the musical event of the decade, Johann Sebastian Bach and Louis Marchand’s keyboard duel held more than a few surprises, as Classic FM reveals…