Uncategorized

5 Things We Learned About Musical Genius & Jailbird Johann Sebastian Bach

You may know that Johann Sebastian Bach is one of history’s most beloved composers, but did you know he did prison time too? Professor Robert Greenberg, host of “Scandalous Overtures” on Ora.TV, schools us on the bad boy side of Bach.

Johann Sebastian Bach! Today he is one of the world’s most beloved composers, but Bach wasn’t quite as beloved in his time as you might think. In Bach: The Jailbird, I examine the less popular tale of Bach’s time in prison for insubordination while he was making his way up the musical ranks in Germany.

And did you know. . .

1. Bach fathered 20 children – four of whom followed in their father’s footsteps to become famous composers themselves.