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Great classical composers have almost always been great romantics - and passionate love affairs are often the inspiration for great music making. Here are some of the most enduring.
Bach married Anna in December 1721, 17 months after the death of his first wife. Together they raised his children and had 13 of their own. She was a gifted soprano who continued to sing professionally after the marriage. Their shared interest in music contributed to their happy union. She also regularly worked as a copyist, transcribing his music. He wrote a number of compositions dedicated to her.
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