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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
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Scholar ascribes new role to Bach's wife

MELBOURNE, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- An Australian researcher says some of the works attributed to classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach may have been composed by his second wife.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 21, 2008.
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British list 'Lark Ascending' top classic

LONDON, April 10 (UPI) -- It may not be "Roll over Beethoven" time just yet but it definitely is out the backdoor for Bach when it comes to British classical music tastes.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 21, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, March 21, the 80th day of 2006 with 285 to follow.
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292-year-old Bach aria discovered

LEIPZIG, Germany, June 8 (UPI) -- Classical music scholars are celebrating the discovery in a shoebox of a previously unknown aria composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1713.

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Today is Monday, March 21, the 80th day of 2005 with 285 to follow.
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Students pay homage to Bach in walk

BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 12 (UPI) -- College students at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., plan to walk to a concert to pay homage to Johann Sebastian Bach.

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Today is Sunday, March 21, the 81st day of 2004 with 285 to follow.
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Netherland Bach Society's first U.S. tour

UTRECHT, Netherlands, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The 83-year-old Netherland Bach Society announced Friday its first tour of the United States, scheduled for March 5 through March 14.

Adenauer 'the best German' - poll.

BERLIN, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of West Germany after 1945, has been chosen as "Germany's Best" in a nationwide television competition.

Sermon of the Week: Day of new creation

This is the 103rd installment of the UPI series of sermons. In his Easter homily, the Rev. Dr. Robert Imbelli, a Catholic priest of the archdiocese of New York, who teaches theology at Boston College, reflects on the intimate relation between the believer
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Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685, O.S.31 March 1685, N.S. – 28 July 1750, N.S.) was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist 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. Although he did not introduce new forms, he enriched the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France.

Revered for their intellectual depth, technical command and artistic beauty, Bach's works include the Brandenburg concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Partitas, The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Mass in B minor, the St Matthew Passion, the St John Passion, the Magnificat, The Musical Offering, The Art of Fugue, the English and French Suites, the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, the Cello Suites, more than 200 surviving cantatas, and a similar number of organ works, including the famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor and Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, as well as the Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes and Organ Mass.

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 generally regarded as one of the main composers of the Baroque style, and as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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