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Johann Sebastian Bach's Life (The 3-Minute Version)

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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer from the Baroque period. If nothing else, you may recognize his work from the opening scene of Disney's 'Fantasia.' What were his influences, and how did he come to be lauded as one of the best composers of all time?

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For more information on Bach's life, including a list of his complete works and recommended recordings, visit www.jsbach.org.

For a great article on Bach's piece in Disney's Fantasia, check out the article Bach's Toccata and Fugue: The 'Fantasia' opener that drove Disney to abstraction on ClassicalMPR.org.

And for a fantastic, nearly 2-hour playlist of Bach's best pieces, be sure to checkout this YouTube playlist titled 'The Best of Bach.'
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