Why Famous: Enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. His music is revered for its intellectual depth, technical command, and artistic beauty.
- 1721-03-24 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt
- 1724-04-07 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion" premieres in Leipzig
- 1729-04-15 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" premieres in Leipzig
- 1829-03-11 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" is revived by Felix Mendelssohn, aged 20, conducting in Berlin