1.Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21st, 1685 in Germany. He was born into a family of musicians whom utilized their musical skills as a trade like metal work or shoe-making.
2. By the age of 10 Bach was an orphan taken in by his brother Christoph. Johan was also a musician who loved to challenge his artistic abilities.
3. Johann Bach had a beautiful voice, he was a talented soprano. This helped him secure a spot at the boy’s school in Lü. As he voice began to change, he switched his musical interest to playing violin and harpsichord.
4. In 1717, Bach accepted a position to work with Prince Leopold in Köthen. The Prince was also a passionate musician and played the violin. Bach’s greatest instrumental works, including the Brandenburg Concertos and The Well-Tempered Clavier, came from the 1717-1723 time period while he was working with the prince in Köthen.
5. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote in a contrapuntal style. His writing style tended to be denser and explored more dissonant harmonies. Bachs writing style was so unique in that it allowed him to leave little room for interpretation.