What are considered to be some of Bach’s greatest works? Can anyone recommend me some of their favorite pieces composed by Bach? I really enjoy listening to him.
Bach: Fuge in G Major sheet music is available for immediate download.
Most of Bach’s works are considered great and there are a lot of them.I recommend:The Brandenburg ConcertiOrchestral Suites 1 – 4The violin concertiThe Well Tempered Clavier
I don’t know if it’s considered to be one of his greatest works, but I recommend his Concerto for Violin and Oboe in c minor.youtube.com/watch?v=v6cazer3hLU
-Violin Concertos , Sonatas , & Partitas.-Toccata & Fuge in D minor-Fantasie & Fuge in G Minor-Little Fugue in G Minor-Tocatta, Adagio & Fuge in C major-St. Matthew Passion-The Well Tempered Clavier-Cantata – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring-Wedding Cantata – Sich üben im Lieben BWV 202
Bach is some of the deepest music the classical repetoire.Some suggestions are:Cello SuitesPreludes and Fugues from the Well Tempered ClavierDouble violin concerto in D minorThe Art of Fugue (this is one of my favourites. make up your mind whether or not it should be completed, as bach died before finishing this piece)For the preludes and fugues, and possibly the art of fugue, try listen to Glenn Gould performing. In my opinion, he is one of the best ever interpretors of bach’s keyboard music.
Among those who write on the subject, the Saint Matthew Passion seems to be his most highly revered work.Some writers think Mass in b minor should tie for first place.I’m not familiar with the Mass in b minor, but I can vouch for the Saint Matthew Passion.
– Violin Sonatas and Partitas – esp. the Chacconne- 6 Cello Suites- Brandenburg Concertos- Taccata and Fugue- Air- 2 Violin Concertos
Bach help needed: Which ones are must-listen from Bach? I love Bach and I have these: tell me which other important ones I am missingBach – Toccata and Fugue in D minorBach – Fugue in G Minor (The Little)Bach – Fugue in G Major BWV 577 (The Jig)Bach – Air on a G String – Neon Genesis Evangelion
-Fantasie & Fuge in G Minor-Tocatta, Adagio & Fuge in C major-Violin Concertos , Sonatas , Partitas-Cantata 147 – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring-Wedding Cantata – ‘Sich Uben Im Lieben’
The only one I can think of his is “jesu joy of man’s desiring”, personally I prefer it performed with a woodwind or brass instead of the vocals, but it’s quite a famous and pleasant enough piece.
Perhaps a bit long, but how about one of the most celebrated Bach recordings of all time?Goldberg Variations, performed by Glen Gould
Well I wouldn’t say I love Bach at all except for a few works.I’m much more into the romantic movement.However Celticagent is absolutely spot on with their recommendation as regards the 6 solo Cello Suites and the 3 solo Violin sonatas.Though they forgot to mention also the 3 solo Violin partitas.(No.2 is the best of all as it contains the very famous 15 minute ‘chaconne’ movement which is breathtakingly beautiful and sad).The 6 Cello Suites should be essential for everyone on the planet,they really are something special.The layers of sound and melody that Bach produces from this one instrument is quite staggering and unbelievable.
What made J.S. Bach special? what did he really do that made him one of the greats?
Bach wrote music as if it was the same as breething, he was extremely productive (indeed, he had 20 children.)His total faith in God guided and inspired his music and his musicianship.He had a way of making great music from the simplest of melodies (more like themes.)Listen to some of his suites for solo cello, brandenberg concertos and orgen works He wrote great choral music, The Mass in B minor and the St Matthew’s Passion shows his mastery of voice and orchestra.His contripuntal abilities are unrivaled in the classical composers. He wrote his ultimate knowlege of the fugue in The Art of Fuge, and his Musical Offering. The former, tragically was left incomplete. He had three melodies going simultaniosly and was introducing a fourth melody (B flat, A C B natural) these notes are called Bach in german. So he was working a fout-part fuge,In the musical offering he elaborates in 20+ pieces a three-part fugue on a melody give to him by the Prussian Emperor Frederic the Great–Bach immediately extemporized a three-part fugue in the emporer’s presence. The first piece of the Musical Offfering with that piece. The piece ends with a 6-part fugue based on this theme. Bach he also was familiar with the color of the 24 different keys from C major to B minor with all the flats and sharps in between, We hear this in his two books of his Well-Tempered Klavier.He had a good rhythmic sense- His jig fuge in G major is a good example.Bach had a way of elaborating the simlplest of tones into music which was complex, integrated without affection this made him the master of the Barouque technique. And he wrote in all media except opera. Bach was imspired by God, his musical work was his offering to God, which can fortuanately could be sshared with the people of God’s creation.
What is the most exciting piece of classical music? I’m on a quest to find the most exciting classical music in the world – by which I mean the music that makes you stop what you’re doing, and really makes your hair stand on end, whether it’s loud and harsh, or loud and uplifting. The important word there of course is loud!I’ve made a video on youtube – youtube.com/watch?v=Zn5uSyBSxhE&feature=channel_pageThere you can see what I’ve come up with so far, but I know I’ve left some out. For example, the last movement of Shostakovich’s 5th symphony. Please help by adding to my list!
Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” LoudExcitingSorta ScaryIt was the first one to pop in my head. Now I can’t get it out.That is unless you are asking about music of the Classical Period. Then I would say the last movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.
Here are some of my amazing favorites :Saint-Saens – Requiem : Agnus.Saint-Saens – Samson et Dalila : Introduction.Grieg – Peer Gynt suite , Piano Concerto in A minorRachmaninov – Piano Concertos 2 & 3.Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 3, Symphony No. 5.Verdi – La Forza Del Destino – Pace, pace, mio Dio.Verdi – Don Carlo – Sotto ai folti immensi abetiVerdi – Aida – Grand March.Verdi – Rigoletto – La Donna e Mobile.Verdi – Il Trovatore – Squilli, echeggi la tromba guerriera.Puccini – Tosca – E Lucevan Le Stelle.Puccini – Gianni Schicchi – O mio babbino caroPuccini – Madama Butterfly – Un bel di vedremoStrauss/Benatzky – Casanova Nuns’ ChorusLiszt – Mephisto Waltz No. 1.Scriabin – Etude Op. 8 No. 12 in D minorBach – The Little and Great Fuges in G minor, Fugue in C major BWV 564.Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 – Finale.Debussy – Prelude A L’apres Midi D’un FauFaure – Pavane Op. 50Borodin – Prince Igor – Polovetsian Dances.
Queen of the Night Aria- Mozart (The Magic Flute)youtube.com/watch?v=uUEbgNS15dw&feature=relatedLacrimosa- Mozart (Requiem) youtube.com/watch?v=swkT07TP-moMiserere Mei Deus- Allegri youtube.com/watch?v=x71jgMx0Mxc&feature=relatedContessa, perdono- Mozart (Marriage of Figaro)youtube.com/watch?v=xjQFYaCwOvMLisa and Polina Duet- Tchaikovsky (Queen of Spades)youtube.com/watch?v=rkVMGrH8uwgMarina/ Dmitri Duet- Mussorgsky (Boris Godunov)youtube.com/watch?v=H77N9Dg0qIk