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He was a musical genius with thousands of musical compositions written in his lifetime He spent his life in Germany primarily Leipzig and worked at a school for the city He isconsidered to be one of the greatest musical composers and composed till the day he died Anunruly youth who greatly disliked authority he had a strong will and mind of his own Wellliked with many friends yet no one really knew his inner workings or how he thought Of thethousands of musical pieces he composed few were published in his life This was a man whocomposed in great numbers had reasons for doing so and lived a rather simple middle classJohann Sebastian Bach JS was born March 21st 1685 in Eisenach Germany Hisfather was Johann Ambrosius a court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach and the director of themusicians of the town of Eisenach His family had been well known for many generations as aHe started school when he was eight and when he was nine he was sent to live with hisolder brother His parents had died after losing two other children a son and a daughter Hisbrother Johann Christoph Bach let JS live with him in Ohrdruf Germany Under the teachingsof his brother Bach quickly mastered the organ and harpsichord During his stay with hisbrother Bach attended school and was encouraged by his older brother to study compositionSoon Bach could no longer stay with his brother for his brothers family was getting toobig Bach traveled with a school friend on foot to a North-German musical center in LunebergGermany At this time JS was 15-years-old and had a beautiful soprano voice which helpedhim get into the school It was his violin playing which he developed while there that kept himat the school after he lost his soprano voice He stayed in Luneberg until he was nearly eighteenHe was now looking for a job He wanted the post as organist of Arnstadt where a
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