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Bachtober
Although not fully appreciated in his own age, Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), is now recognized as the greatest composer of the baroque period. His more than 1,000 musical works include popular and moving pieces such as the Saint Matthew Passion oratorio, the Goldberg Variations for keyboard, and at least one movement (Air on the G-String) which sounds delightfully risque. Bach also sired some 19 children, among them several talented musicians such as Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach and Johan Christian Bach.