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Music composed between 1600 and 1750: Bach, Handel, etc.
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Postby PianistSk8er » 20 Oct 2004, 17:56

That Bach got payed about 80 dollars per year when Handel made about 2500?

In my opinion, it should have been the opposite, but then again, Handel seemed to know "who to shake hands with".

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Postby Chozart » 20 Oct 2004, 18:20

yes it is interesting

also interesting how after his death some of his works were given away and used for things NOT involving music... like wrapping food

people can be so monstrously naïve :|
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Postby beethoven » 21 Oct 2004, 03:40

I agree, but, both of those composers were great.
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Postby Max » 21 Oct 2004, 13:33

Well Bach wrote mainly for Churches, I assume Handel got people to patron his works.
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Postby Jackson » 24 Oct 2004, 09:02

Not all people understand music well. Or maybe epople at that time didn't like Bach's music because they sound "modern" to them. Perhapes they would say:"Great attempt, Sebastian, but your leaps are too juicy."
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Postby PianistSk8er » 24 Oct 2004, 10:11

Yeah, Bach mainly wrote for churches, so I guess he got less recognition. :roll:
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Postby Max » 24 Oct 2004, 12:06

PianistSk8er wrote:Yeah, Bach mainly wrote for churches, so I guess he got less recognition. :roll:


A bit like Schubert also. (except he was just not particulary famous anyway!)
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Postby Jackson » 30 Oct 2004, 00:13

So maybe a musician job is risky?
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Postby Chozart » 30 Oct 2004, 00:18

maybe...? oO

of course.. such is the life of an artist
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Postby PianistSk8er » 04 Dec 2004, 23:31

Chozart wrote:maybe...? oO

of course.. such is the life of an artist


I also find it ironic that when Bach had been asked to work at St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig, he was kind of their 'last resort'. They would much rather have had Telemann, who was much more famous at the time..

Argg :roll:
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