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Bach (1685 - 1750)

With their classical training, the L.E.J. trio are particularly known for their brilliant arrangements for voice and cello and their inventive harmonies. Among their influences, Bach is certainly one of the most essential.

To discover Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German organist and composer born in 1685 in Eisenach into a multi-generational family of musicians. At that time, several members of his family were musicians or cantors at court and in the region’s major city and churches. The youngest of eight siblings, Johann Sebastian was known for his virtuosity as an organist and harpsichordist.As a master of harmony and counterpoint, he achieved absolute formal perfection in his compositions and is considered the greatest composer of baroque music. His vast corpus of work spans all genres (including the fugue, choral preludes, religious cantatas and suites) for a wide range of instruments (including organ, harpsichord and cello).

Bach’s Cello Suites are essential works in the classical cello repertoire. They explore the full range of the cello’s polyphonic potential, something that plays a key role in the L.E.J. trio’s musical identity.

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