Thursday, August 19, 2004

Bach, Johann Sebastian, The Arnstadt period

At Arnstadt, on the northern edge of the Thuringian forest, where he remained until 1707, Bach devoted himself to keyboard music, the organ in particular. While at L´┐Żneburg, he had apparently had no opportunity of becoming directly acquainted with the spectacular, flamboyant playing and compositions of Dietrich Buxtehude, the most significant exponent of the north


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