Why was Bach considered the father of all music?
Who said that? ALL music?? Please. His influence on the classic composers who came after him, including his sons (all of whom were also composers) is immense and in that sense he might be considered the father of CLASSICAL music (not ALL). The compositions written prior to the time of J.S. Bach are more properly defined as 'baroque' rather than 'classical.' In that sense he might be considered the father of classical music.