On March 21, 1685, Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany. Bach was born into a large family. His father was an organist and a court musician. Naturally, his father taught his son to play the violin. Johann played quite often and looked forward to the Bach's family yearly reunion and music festival. This was a time when all the Bachs gathered to play music together.
Johann Sebastian became a choir boy in Eisenach and was renowned for his beautiful soprano voice.When he was ten years old, he was sent to live with his older brother, Johann Christoph, because his parents died. His brother was an organist in the town of Ohrdruf. He took lessons from his brother on a clavier. A clavier is a small keyboard and it is similar to a piano. He practiced for years.
Bach became an organist and choir-master at a new church in Arnstadt when he was 18. He then decided that he would only play music in honor of God. After his time as choir-masther, he then worked for nine years under the Duke of Weimer who was a very religious man.
Most of Bach's compositions were religious. He wrote suites for the clavichord and harpsichord. Bach also wrote many concertos and sonatas.
Bach became completely blind in 1979 and died year later because he had a stroke. Unfortunately, little of his music was known to the world because Bach spent most of his time in one area of Germany. It wasn't until two composers Felix and Robert rediscovered the wonders of Bach's beautiful music and shared it with the world. Bach was a great man and a great composer. Mozart even once declared Bach the father of all music. Bach's music will never die.