“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. J. S. Bach began his musical career play the violin and the harpsichord under the instruction of his father Johann Ambrosius. Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected throughout Europe during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now regarded as the greatest composer of the Baroque, and as one of the greatest of all time.
Bach, and many other composers of his time, were experts at improvisation, composing musical pieces at instantly, on the spot - similar to jazz players today. Unfortunately, because Bach improvised so much, most of his pieces were not contained on paper.
This card can be sent to any serious musician. The blank inside leaves plenty of
room for a personal letter or a greeting. The reproduction of the well-known portrait of J.S.Bach is sharp and clear thanks to careful printing.
About the print:
The black-and-white portrait is exactly what an 18th Century composer should have.
Bach's lace neck tie has captured the fine design of the delicate material, and
each curl of his wig is captured with excellent detail.