Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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Bach's children

Q: How many children did J.S. Bach have? A: Loads. Here’s what we know.

JS Bach

Bach's Violin Concertos - Where To Start

Bach’s ‘reassuring’ music has potential to get us spending more

Bach’s ‘reassuring’ music makes us splash our cash, study finds

New tool lets you compose in style of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven

New Google Arts and Culture tool lets you compose classical music in style of Mozart and Beethoven

Bach on a fire organ

Someone built an organ that shoots out massive flames as you play Bach

Classical Music

The 15 most famous tunes in classical music

Lady Gaga, Eminem and Bach

15 pop songs you didn’t know were inspired by J.S. Bach

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs beautiful Bach in poignant tribute to lives lost to COVID-19 in India

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs beautiful Bach in poignant tribute to India

Bach Brandenburg Concertos

Happy 300th birthday to the six Baroque concertos that changed the world

Violist Lech Antonio Uszynski plays Bach at Schlüsselzunft Basel

A solo viola plays Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor with monumental virtuosity

What are Bach’s all-time best pieces of music?

10 of Bach’s all-time best pieces of music

Bach pancake

Someone made an impossibly well-sculpted J.S. Bach pancake and we are mightily impressed

Hildegard von Bingen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Edward Elgar among the greatest composers in classical music history.

30 of the greatest classical music composers of all time

Jugglers play Bach on Boomwhackers

A Bach prelude perfectly played on Boomwhackers is a visual masterpiece

Yo-Yo Ma at the World Economic Forum

Yo-Yo Ma playing Bach on a beach is the musical healing the world needs right now

Huge xylophone plays Bach

Giant handmade xylophone plays Bach in the depths of a serene Japanese forest