What is so special about Bach?
Johann Sebastian Bach is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time. He is celebrated as the creator of many masterpieces of church and instrumental music. His compositions represent the best of the Baroque era.
What was wrong with Bach?
A botched eye surgery blinded him. When Bach was 65, he had eye surgery. The “couching” procedure, which was performed by a traveling surgeon named John Taylor, involved shoving the cataract deep into the eye with a blunt instrument.
Who is older Mozart or Beethoven did the two ever meet?
Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770, about 14 years after Mozart (born Salzburg, 1756).