Bach was a master of virtually every musical form of his day. He mastered the church organ and the scoring and presentation of German church chorales. We see this in the able and often brilliant chorale-based cantatas he churned out weekly over several years during his tenure in Leipzig.
Was Bach a perfectionist?
Bach the obsessive Its hard to improve on the simplicity of Pergolesis original design, but Bach just couldnt keep his fingers off it. He couldnt resist tinkering, even down to the smallest detail. He seems to have had an obsessive streak; he was obviously a perfectionist, striving for some impossible goal.
Is Bach the best musician ever?
Johann Sebastian Bach has been voted the greatest composer of all time by 174 living composers for BBC Music Magazines December 2019 issue.
Who is more famous Beethoven or Mozart?
With 16 of the 300 most popular works having come from his pen, Mozart remains a strong contender but ranks second after Ludwig van Beethoven, overtaking Amadeus with 19 of his works in the Top 300 and three in the Top 10. ...