Although now beloved and revered by millions as the greatest composer who ever lived, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was best known in his lifetime as an organist, and was eclipsed in fame as a composer by two of his twenty children. For the last twenty-seven years of his life he was a schoolteacher and choir director whose duties extended to meal supervision and dormitory inspection. Yet throughout his career he composed a vast body of music which is amongst the most joyful, dancing and enrapturing ever written.
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Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world.
"Good subject, but way too much personal opinion"
After serving ten years of a life sentence for murder, Stephen Dawes was released on licence to start a new life. But Stephen could not let the past bury itself; he alone knew he had not killed his wife Marcia. As Stephen set out to reconstruct Marcia's last hours, the time she must have spent plotting a suicide meant to look like murder, he gradually began to realize that nothing was as it had seemed, and that he was chasing a murderer himself...and putting his own life in jeopardy.
"An old story"