Johann Sebastian Bach
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1685-03-21
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Born in the German town of Eisenach, J. S. Bach was a chorister then violinist before taking his first organist post at Arnstadt while still a teenager. It was in Weimar, as court organist from 1708, that Bach began to ...

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Born in the German town of Eisenach, J. S. Bach was a chorister then violinist before taking his first organist post at Arnstadt while still a teenager. It was in Weimar, as court organist from 1708, that Bach began to produce monthly cantatas, and wrote many of his great organ works, as well as organ transcriptions of concertos by Vivaldi.

In 1717 Prince Leopold offered him the position of Kapellmeister at Cöthen, where he wrote the Brandenburg Concertos, the four Orchestral Suites and the violin concertos, and married his second wife Anna Magdalena, who bore 13 children. Bach's fearsome duties in his final job, as Kantor of the Thomasschule in Leipzig from 1723 until his death, involved teaching Latin and Music, choir-training, and writing and directing music for the services.

Nevertheless he managed also to write the Mass in B minor, the six choral Motets, The Art of Fugue, The Musical Offering and Goldberg Variations during this time. His inventive contrapuntalism became unfashionable soon after his death until the early 19th century, since when his reputation has remained unquestioned.

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Johann Sebastian Bach & Nigel Kennedy & Daniel Stabrawa (violins), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Largo ma non tanto, from Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV.1043
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Largo ma non tanto, from Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV.1043 Largo ma non tanto, from Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV.1043 Largo ma non tanto, from Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV.1043 Largo ma non tanto, from Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV.1043

Largo ma non tanto, from Concerto for two Violins in D minor, BWV.1043

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Nigel Kennedy & Daniel Stabrawa (violins), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach & David Watkin
Suite No. 5 In C Minor Bwv.1011 For Cello Solo
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Suite No. 5 In C Minor Bwv.1011 For Cello Solo Suite No. 5 In C Minor Bwv.1011 For Cello Solo Suite No. 5 In C Minor Bwv.1011 For Cello Solo Suite No. 5 In C Minor Bwv.1011 For Cello Solo
Bart Kuijken, Johann Sebastian Bach & Gustav Leonhardt
Sonata in B minor BWV.1030 for flute and keyboard
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Sonata in B minor BWV.1030 for flute and keyboard Sonata in B minor BWV.1030 for flute and keyboard Sonata in B minor BWV.1030 for flute and keyboard Sonata in B minor BWV.1030 for flute and keyboard
Johann Sebastian Bach & Angela Hewitt
Chromatic Fantasia in D minor (BWV.903)
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Chromatic Fantasia in D minor (BWV.903) Chromatic Fantasia in D minor (BWV.903) Chromatic Fantasia in D minor (BWV.903) Chromatic Fantasia in D minor (BWV.903)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Angela Hewitt & Det Norske Kammerorkester
Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor (BWV.1058)
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Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor (BWV.1058) Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor (BWV.1058) Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor (BWV.1058) Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in G minor (BWV.1058)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Tafelmusik & Ivars Taurins
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (BWV.230)
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Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (BWV.230) Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (BWV.230) Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (BWV.230) Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden (BWV.230)
Johann Sebastian Bach & Christopher Herrick
Sonata in G BWV 530
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Sonata in G BWV 530 Sonata in G BWV 530 Sonata in G BWV 530 Sonata in G BWV 530
Johann Sebastian Bach & Heath Quartet
In dulci jubilo BWV 729
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In dulci jubilo BWV 729 In dulci jubilo BWV 729 In dulci jubilo BWV 729 In dulci jubilo BWV 729
Johann Sebastian Bach & Heath Quartet
Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr BWV 662
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Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr BWV 662 Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr BWV 662 Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr BWV 662 Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr BWV 662
Johann Sebastian Bach & Heath Quartet
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731
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Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731
Johann Sebastian Bach, Jacques Loussier & Jacques Loussier Trio
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 1 in C major BWV 846
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Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 1 in C major BWV 846 Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 1 in C major BWV 846 Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 1 in C major BWV 846 Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude No. 1 in C major BWV 846
Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Leonhardt, David Wilson-Johnson, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Christoph Prégardien & The Choir of The Age of Enlightenment
Oster-oratorio BWV.249: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Duet and chorus)
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Oster-oratorio BWV.249: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Duet and chorus) Oster-oratorio BWV.249: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Duet and chorus) Oster-oratorio BWV.249: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Duet and chorus) Oster-oratorio BWV.249: Kommt, eilet und laufet (Duet and chorus)
Jens Petter Antonsen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Roar Brostrøm, Rolf Cato Raade, Erik Niord Larsen, Lasse Rossing, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Andrew Manze & Risor Festival Strings
Suite for orchestra no.3 in D major (BWV.1068)
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Suite for orchestra no.3 in D major (BWV.1068) Suite for orchestra no.3 in D major (BWV.1068) Suite for orchestra no.3 in D major (BWV.1068) Suite for orchestra no.3 in D major (BWV.1068)
Johann Sebastian Bach & Axel Wolf
Fantasia, from Partita in C minor BWV.997 for lute
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Fantasia, from Partita in C minor BWV.997 for lute Fantasia, from Partita in C minor BWV.997 for lute Fantasia, from Partita in C minor BWV.997 for lute Fantasia, from Partita in C minor BWV.997 for lute
Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikolai Demidenko & Ferruccio Busoni
'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein', BWV 734
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'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein', BWV 734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein', BWV 734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein', BWV 734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein', BWV 734
Wilhelm Kempff & Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954 & Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954
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Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954 & Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954 Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954 & Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954 Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954 & Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954 Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954 & Prelude and Fugue in E, BWV 954
Wilhelm Kempff & Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata in D major, BWV 912: II. Fugue
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Toccata in D major, BWV 912: II. Fugue Toccata in D major, BWV 912: II. Fugue Toccata in D major, BWV 912: II. Fugue Toccata in D major, BWV 912: II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach, Emma Kirkby, Roy Goodman & The Parley of Instruments
'Soll denn der Pales Opfer...Schafe können sicher weiden' BWV208
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'Soll denn der Pales Opfer...Schafe können sicher weiden' BWV208 'Soll denn der Pales Opfer...Schafe können sicher weiden' BWV208 'Soll denn der Pales Opfer...Schafe können sicher weiden' BWV208 'Soll denn der Pales Opfer...Schafe können sicher weiden' BWV208
Johann Sebastian Bach, Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of the AAM & Richard Egarr
Matthew Passion - Kommt, ihr Tochter [opening chorus]
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Matthew Passion - Kommt, ihr Tochter [opening chorus] Matthew Passion - Kommt, ihr Tochter [opening chorus] Matthew Passion - Kommt, ihr Tochter [opening chorus] Matthew Passion - Kommt, ihr Tochter [opening chorus]
Johann Sebastian Bach & Heath Quartet
In Dolce Jubilo BWV.608
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In Dolce Jubilo BWV.608 In Dolce Jubilo BWV.608 In Dolce Jubilo BWV.608 In Dolce Jubilo BWV.608
Johann Sebastian Bach & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Brandenburg concerto no. 4 (BWV.1049) in G major
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Brandenburg concerto no. 4 (BWV.1049) in G major Brandenburg concerto no. 4 (BWV.1049) in G major Brandenburg concerto no. 4 (BWV.1049) in G major Brandenburg concerto no. 4 (BWV.1049) in G major
Johann Sebastian Bach, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra & Paul Dyer
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (BWV.1048) in G major
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Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (BWV.1048) in G major Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (BWV.1048) in G major Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (BWV.1048) in G major Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (BWV.1048) in G major
Johann Sebastian Bach, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner & Monteverdi Choir
Jesu, meine Freude (BWV.227)
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Jesu, meine Freude (BWV.227) Jesu, meine Freude (BWV.227) Jesu, meine Freude (BWV.227) Jesu, meine Freude (BWV.227)
Johann Sebastian Bach, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner & Monteverdi Choir
Furchte dich nicht (BWV.228)
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Furchte dich nicht (BWV.228) Furchte dich nicht (BWV.228) Furchte dich nicht (BWV.228) Furchte dich nicht (BWV.228)
Johann Sebastian Bach, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner & Monteverdi Choir
Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Gloria)
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Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Gloria) Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Gloria) Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Gloria) Mass in B minor, BWV232 (Gloria)
Johann Sebastian Bach & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Brandenburg concerto no. 1 (BWV.1046) in F major, 4th movement; Menuetto...
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Brandenburg concerto no. 1 (BWV.1046) in F major, 4th movement; Menuetto... Brandenburg concerto no. 1 (BWV.1046) in F major, 4th movement; Menuetto... Brandenburg concerto no. 1 (BWV.1046) in F major, 4th movement; Menuetto... Brandenburg concerto no. 1 (BWV.1046) in F major, 4th movement; Menuetto...
Christian Ihle Hadland & Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in the Italian style (BWV.971)
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Concerto in the Italian style (BWV.971) Concerto in the Italian style (BWV.971) Concerto in the Italian style (BWV.971) Concerto in the Italian style (BWV.971)
Cecilia Waahlberg, Bjarte Eike, Anna-Maija Luolajan-Mikkola, Andreas Torgersen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Mark Bennett, Terje Tønnesen, Frode Thorsen, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, Dan Styffe & Hans Knut Sveen
Brandenburg Concerto no.2 (BWV.1047) in F major
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Brandenburg Concerto no.2 (BWV.1047) in F major Brandenburg Concerto no.2 (BWV.1047) in F major Brandenburg Concerto no.2 (BWV.1047) in F major Brandenburg Concerto no.2 (BWV.1047) in F major
Kyung-Ok Park, Myung-Ja Kwun, Charles-François Gounod & Johann Sebastian Bach
Meditation sur le premier prelude de Bach (Ave Maria) arr. for cello & harp
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Meditation sur le premier prelude de Bach (Ave Maria) arr. for cello & harp Meditation sur le premier prelude de Bach (Ave Maria) arr. for cello & harp Meditation sur le premier prelude de Bach (Ave Maria) arr. for cello & harp Meditation sur le premier prelude de Bach (Ave Maria) arr. for cello & harp

Meditation sur le premier prelude de Bach (Ave Maria) arr. for cello & harp

Performer
Myung-Ja Kwun
Kyung-Ok Park
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006
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Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006 Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006 Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006 Partita No 3 in E major, BWV1006
Johann Sebastian Bach & Simon Preston
Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565
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Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565 Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565 Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565 Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565
Johann Sebastian Bach & John Williams
Lute suite in F, BWV1006a - Prelude
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Lute suite in F, BWV1006a - Prelude Lute suite in F, BWV1006a - Prelude Lute suite in F, BWV1006a - Prelude Lute suite in F, BWV1006a - Prelude
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arnold Schönberg & Edo de Waart
Chorale Prelude (BWV.654) orch. Schoenberg
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Chorale Prelude (BWV.654) orch. Schoenberg Chorale Prelude (BWV.654) orch. Schoenberg Chorale Prelude (BWV.654) orch. Schoenberg Chorale Prelude (BWV.654) orch. Schoenberg
Johann Sebastian Bach & Simon Preston
Sonata No.2 in D minor BWV526
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Sonata No.2 in D minor BWV526 Sonata No.2 in D minor BWV526 Sonata No.2 in D minor BWV526 Sonata No.2 in D minor BWV526
Johann Sebastian Bach, The English Concert, Elizabeth Watts & Harry Bicket
Sei Lob und preis mit Ehren; Alleluja - from Cantata (BWV.51) Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
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Sei Lob und preis mit Ehren; Alleluja - from Cantata (BWV.51) Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Sei Lob und preis mit Ehren; Alleluja - from Cantata (BWV.51) Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Sei Lob und preis mit Ehren; Alleluja - from Cantata (BWV.51) Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen Sei Lob und preis mit Ehren; Alleluja - from Cantata (BWV.51) Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen

Sei Lob und preis mit Ehren; Alleluja - from Cantata (BWV.51) Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen

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Elizabeth Watts
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Marco Fink, Dalibor Miklavcic, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bernarda Fink & Domen Marincič
4 Schemelli Chorales(BWV.478, 484, 492 and 502)
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4 Schemelli Chorales(BWV.478, 484, 492 and 502) 4 Schemelli Chorales(BWV.478, 484, 492 and 502) 4 Schemelli Chorales(BWV.478, 484, 492 and 502) 4 Schemelli Chorales(BWV.478, 484, 492 and 502)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Irena Grafenauer & Brigitte Engelhard
Sonata in E minor BWV.1034 for flute and continuo: 3rd movement; Andante
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Sonata in E minor BWV.1034 for flute and continuo: 3rd movement; Andante Sonata in E minor BWV.1034 for flute and continuo: 3rd movement; Andante Sonata in E minor BWV.1034 for flute and continuo: 3rd movement; Andante Sonata in E minor BWV.1034 for flute and continuo: 3rd movement; Andante
Johann Sebastian Bach, Cornelia Samuelis, Ton Koopman & Members of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Aus liebe will mein heiland sterben from St Matthew Passion BWV244 Part 2, No. 58
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Aus liebe will mein heiland sterben from St Matthew Passion BWV244 Part 2, No. 58 Aus liebe will mein heiland sterben from St Matthew Passion BWV244 Part 2, No. 58 Aus liebe will mein heiland sterben from St Matthew Passion BWV244 Part 2, No. 58 Aus liebe will mein heiland sterben from St Matthew Passion BWV244 Part 2, No. 58

Aus liebe will mein heiland sterben from St Matthew Passion BWV244 Part 2, No. 58

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Members of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
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Johann Sebastian Bach, La Chapelle Royale, Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent & La Chapelle Royale
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden - motet (BWV.230)
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Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden - motet (BWV.230) Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden - motet (BWV.230) Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden - motet (BWV.230) Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden - motet (BWV.230)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Joanna MacGregor & Britten Sinfonia
Concerto for keyboard and strings in D minor BWV 1052 (Allegro)
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Concerto for keyboard and strings in D minor BWV 1052 (Allegro) Concerto for keyboard and strings in D minor BWV 1052 (Allegro) Concerto for keyboard and strings in D minor BWV 1052 (Allegro) Concerto for keyboard and strings in D minor BWV 1052 (Allegro)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata no. 110 BWV.110 (Unser Mund sei voll Lachens): Unser Mund.. (Chorus)
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Cantata no. 110 BWV.110 (Unser Mund sei voll Lachens): Unser Mund.. (Chorus) Cantata no. 110 BWV.110 (Unser Mund sei voll Lachens): Unser Mund.. (Chorus) Cantata no. 110 BWV.110 (Unser Mund sei voll Lachens): Unser Mund.. (Chorus) Cantata no. 110 BWV.110 (Unser Mund sei voll Lachens): Unser Mund.. (Chorus)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Hiro Kurosaki, Linda Nicholson & Robert Schumann
Chaconne in D minor, from 'Partita No. 2, BWV 1004' arr, Schumann
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Chaconne in D minor, from 'Partita No. 2, BWV 1004' arr, Schumann Chaconne in D minor, from 'Partita No. 2, BWV 1004' arr, Schumann Chaconne in D minor, from 'Partita No. 2, BWV 1004' arr, Schumann Chaconne in D minor, from 'Partita No. 2, BWV 1004' arr, Schumann
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