A college pianist discussing how Bach's affiliation with the church affected his music.
History, Theory, Bach
Pianist: There's a huge focus on numerology, and this has a lot to do with the church realm in which he grew up specifically. Michele: Yeah Pianist: And it's how he was kind of shaped to understand music and its purpose. Michele: Yeah Pianist: There's a lot that he did specifically for the church. He would recycle a lot of his materials because he was writing music for every single week.