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Suite No. 1 in G major
Organ concerto (Bach) - Wikipedia
The Baroque period is divided into three major phases: early, middle, and late. Overlapping in time, they are conventionally dated from to , from to , and from to Baroque music forms a major portion of the " classical music " canon , and is now widely studied, performed, and listened to. The term " baroque " comes from the Portuguese word barroco , meaning " misshapen pearl ". The Baroque period saw the creation of common-practice tonality , an approach to writing music in which a song or piece is written in a particular key ; this type of harmony has continued to be used extensively in Western classical and popular music. During the Baroque era, professional musicians were expected to be accomplished improvisers of both solo melodic lines and accompaniment parts.
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Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, , in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, into a large and distinguished family of professional musicians. His father, named Johann Ambrosius Bach, was a violinist and trumpeter, employed by the city of Eisenach. His uncles were church organists, court musicians and composers. His mother and father died before Bach was
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