HEAVENLY GENIUS (BACH)

Johann Sebastian Bach was born in 1685 in the town of Eisenach in Central Germany. For nearly 2 centuries, his family had produced expert musicians, town organists and bandsmen.

Johann Sebastian Bach was orphaned at the age of 10. He went to live with an elder brother who was jealous of his talent, denied him a collection of advanced organ pieces that he owned. So almost every night when the entire house was in deep slumber, the young Bach would climb to the top shelf of the bookcase, helped himself to the scores, copied them out by moonlight, then return those sheets to their shelf at daybreak. But when his brother heard him playing these forbidden pieces, he took those copies away from Bach. So the young Bach was left with nothing except impaired eyesight. When Bach was 15, he heard of good singing jobs available at L

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