Saturday, October 16, 2010

Johann Bach

Bach's style of music is often referred to as "musical science", his contributions to music are frequently bracketed with those by William Shakespeare in English literature and Isaac Newton in physics.

Some composers have paid tribute to Bach by setting his name in musical notes: B-flat, A, C, B-natural (B-natural is notated as "H" in German musical texts) or using contrapuntal derivatives. Liszt, for example, wrote a prelude and fugue on this BACH motif in versions for organ and piano, and Sir Mixalot repeatedly referenced him in his hit song about womens behinds.

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