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Em vários aspectos, Bach não era de modo algum um homem de sua época. Num momento da história em que ser um compositor era ser o artesão a serviço da cidade, da igreja ou da corte, encarregado de fazer música para cada ocasião, ele, forçada, quase loucamente, declarou sua independência. Tal atitude era desconhecida na época …

Georg Friederich Händel was born in 1685, a vintage year indeed for baroque composers, in Halle on the Saale river in Thuringia, Germany on February 23rd. From Germany to England – via Italy. Though his father had intended him for the law, Handel's own musical inclinations seem always to have been clear to him. At the age of 18, in 1703, he traveled to Hamburg, where he took a job as a violinist at the Hamburg Opera and gave private lessons to support himself.

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa solemnis), and songs.

Johann Sebastian Bach (Eisenach, Turingia, 21 de marzo 1685 – Leipzig, 28 de julio de 1750) fue un organista, clavecinista y compositor alemán de música del Barroco, miembro de una de las familias de músicos más extraordinarias de la historia, con más de 35 compositores famosos y muchos intérpretes destacados.

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) A revolutionary of the music... (MP)

Bachiana Brasiliaria No 5 sung by Bidu Sayao with Leonard Rose on cello. Composer - Villa-Lobos. Sublime music.

Johann-Sebastian-Bach ~ Leipzig / Germany