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The World's Greatest Music
Turning 21 is quite the milestone birthday. On 7 September 2013, Classic FM celebrates 21 years of broadcasting - but what had the great composers achieved by this age?
Johann Sebastian Bach didn't have the easiest start in life. Both his parents died before he turned 10, and he left his hometown of Eisenach to live with his brother Johann Christoph. He was 17 when he applied (unsuccessfully) for an organist's post, but became the organist at Neuekirche in Arnstadt at the age of 18 after having written a number of short organ works, chorales, and works for clavier.
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