Johann Sebastian Bach — German Composer born on March 31, 1685, died on July 28, 1750

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas of which around two hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth... (wikipedia)

I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.
If I decide to be an idiot, then I'll be an idiot on my own accord.
I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
Like all music, the figured bass should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the recreation of the soul; where this is not kept in mind there is no true music, but only an infernal clamour and ranting.