The enduring legacy of J S Bach
Over 300 years after he was born, Johann Sebastian Bach still lives on in his music
In our throwaway culture where things move so fast and we’re always looking for the new ‘new’, it’s a comfort to realise that the legacy of the life of the composer, Johann Sebastian Bach is still alive and flourishing more than 300 years after his death.
Whether you’re looking to relax, to sober up, to sleep or to mourn and grieve, this guy has got something that works. The sheer range of compositions, which he produced at a furious pace throughout his life, reminds us of what a creative powerhouse he was as well as his wide-ranging tastes and inspirations.
In his life, like so many of us, he dealt with disappointments, death and disillusionment balanced by resounding success, artistic fulfilment and the support of good friends and family.
If you want to get a quick overview of his life, check out our short biography of this towering figure of the music scene.