Understanding Bach


“BACH FACTORY” on BWV 165 “O Holy Spirit’s water bath”

"BACH FACTORY" to BWV 165 "O Holy Spirit’s water bath"


“BACH FACTORY” on BWV 3 “Ah God, how oft a heartfelt grief”

"BACH FACTORY" to BWV 3 "Ah God, how oft a heartfelt grief"



How did the chorale as a musical form originate and why is it so important in Bach’s music?


Cantus firmus

On this video, Ruedi explains why the cantus firmus used to be, in a way, people’s religious mother tongue.


Canon versus Fugue

Canon or fugue? What's the difference?

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