Although today we cannot imagine the history of music without the work of Johann Sebastian Bach, the composer had to wait almost a century for recognition. Although he was a valued musician during his lifetime, he did not have such a dazzling success as George Frideric Handel.
We know much less about Johann Sebastian Bach than about his music. Judging by the composer's preserved output, he was certainly a hard-working and rather busy artist All the more so because the works known today are just a fragment of the composer's oeuvre - a large part of the works have been lost due to the neglect of his sons. The compositions that survived have become a model for subsequent generations of artists. Even Chopin was fascinated by Bach's work. In one of his letters he wrote: 'If any era turns away from Bach, it will give a sad testimony of shallowerness, stupidity and spoiled taste... There are few geniuses who feel all instruments and can extract everything from every instrument.'