Who was Bach?
Bach: Fast and Friendly Guide
A friendship with Prince Leopold, the tragic passing of his first wife Maria Barbara, a marriage to his second wife Anna Magdalena
Balancing a family and a career, getting on the wrong side a duke, ending up in prison... discover Bach's years living and working in Weimar
Still in his early 20s, the young Bach began to make a name for himself as a professional organist and court musician
After the death of both his parents, ten-year-old Bach went to live with his 24-year-old brother 30 miles away from his birthplace.
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
“For the glory of God alone.” With these words, Bach signed off each of his two hundred sacred cantatas. Our guide lifts the lid on a treasure-trove of rich and glorious music.
How do you tell the Baroque period music from a Romantic or Classical piece? What is the Baroque sound? Find out with our handy guide