The Bach Heritage
This chapter examines the musical heritage of Johann Sebastian Bach. It mentions a commentary by a critic who recognized in Bach's music the perfection and culmination of all that his predecessors had been striving towards. Bach's craftsmanship was universally acknowledged and the pedagogical value of his chorale harmonizations and keyboard fugues were recognized. His compositions are still being listened to and played in churches. But despite this, Bach had very minimal influence on other composers.
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