One of the greatest composers of all time. Bach wrote hundreds of pieces for organ, choir, as well as many other instruments. He spent most of his life as a church organist and a choir director. His music combines profound expression with clever musico-mathematical feats, like fugues and canons in which the same melody is played against itself in various ways.
Bach's four orchestral suites were probably written between 1717 and 1723, when Bach served as the Kapellmeister to the Cöthen court of music-loving Prince Leopold von Anhalt-Cöthen. The Badinerie comes from the second suite.