Johann Sebastian Bach
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1685-03-21
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Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) 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, ...

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Biography

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) 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.

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major (Prelude)
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Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major (Prelude) Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major (Prelude) Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major (Prelude) Suite for solo cello No. 1 in G major (Prelude)
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Partita for violin solo no.3 (BWV.1006) in E major
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Partita for violin solo no.3 (BWV.1006) in E major Partita for violin solo no.3 (BWV.1006) in E major Partita for violin solo no.3 (BWV.1006) in E major Partita for violin solo no.3 (BWV.1006) in E major
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Partita No 2
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Partita No 2 Partita No 2 Partita No 2 Partita No 2
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Concerto No. 1 In D Minor BWV.1052 For Keyboard And String Orchestra
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Concerto No. 1 In D Minor BWV.1052 For Keyboard And String Orchestra Concerto No. 1 In D Minor BWV.1052 For Keyboard And String Orchestra Concerto No. 1 In D Minor BWV.1052 For Keyboard And String Orchestra Concerto No. 1 In D Minor BWV.1052 For Keyboard And String Orchestra
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Partita no.6 - Sarabande
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Partita no.6 - Sarabande Partita no.6 - Sarabande Partita no.6 - Sarabande Partita no.6 - Sarabande
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Cantata: "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" (BWV.21)
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Cantata: "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" (BWV.21) Cantata: "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" (BWV.21) Cantata: "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" (BWV.21) Cantata: "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" (BWV.21)
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Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anhang 125
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Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anhang 125 Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anhang 125 Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anhang 125 Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anhang 125
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2 Menuets, in G major and G minor, BWV Anh.114-115
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2 Menuets, in G major and G minor, BWV Anh.114-115 2 Menuets, in G major and G minor, BWV Anh.114-115 2 Menuets, in G major and G minor, BWV Anh.114-115 2 Menuets, in G major and G minor, BWV Anh.114-115
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Suite No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1008 - I. Prelude
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Suite No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1008 - I. Prelude Suite No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1008 - I. Prelude Suite No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1008 - I. Prelude Suite No. 2 in D Minor BWV 1008 - I. Prelude
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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
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Partita for violin solo no. 3 (BWV.1006) in E major, 1. Prelude
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Partita for violin solo no. 3 (BWV.1006) in E major, 1. Prelude Partita for violin solo no. 3 (BWV.1006) in E major, 1. Prelude Partita for violin solo no. 3 (BWV.1006) in E major, 1. Prelude Partita for violin solo no. 3 (BWV.1006) in E major, 1. Prelude
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Die Kunst der Fuge BWV.1080: no.5; Contrapunctus 5
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Die Kunst der Fuge BWV.1080: no.5; Contrapunctus 5 Die Kunst der Fuge BWV.1080: no.5; Contrapunctus 5 Die Kunst der Fuge BWV.1080: no.5; Contrapunctus 5 Die Kunst der Fuge BWV.1080: no.5; Contrapunctus 5
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Sonata no. 2 in D major BWV.1028 for viola da gamba and keyboard
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Sonata no. 2 in D major BWV.1028 for viola da gamba and keyboard Sonata no. 2 in D major BWV.1028 for viola da gamba and keyboard Sonata no. 2 in D major BWV.1028 for viola da gamba and keyboard Sonata no. 2 in D major BWV.1028 for viola da gamba and keyboard
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Magnificat in D major, BWV.243
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Magnificat in D major, BWV.243 Magnificat in D major, BWV.243 Magnificat in D major, BWV.243 Magnificat in D major, BWV.243
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Mass in G minor, BWV.235
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Mass in G minor, BWV.235 Mass in G minor, BWV.235 Mass in G minor, BWV.235 Mass in G minor, BWV.235
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Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard: Sarabande
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Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard: Sarabande Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard: Sarabande Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard: Sarabande Partita no. 1 in B flat major BWV.825 for keyboard: Sarabande
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Partita for violin solo no. 2 (BWV.1004) in D minor, Gigue
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Partita for violin solo no. 2 (BWV.1004) in D minor, Gigue Partita for violin solo no. 2 (BWV.1004) in D minor, Gigue Partita for violin solo no. 2 (BWV.1004) in D minor, Gigue Partita for violin solo no. 2 (BWV.1004) in D minor, Gigue
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Keyboard concerto in A major BWV1055 (Allegro ma non tanto)
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Keyboard concerto in A major BWV1055 (Allegro ma non tanto) Keyboard concerto in A major BWV1055 (Allegro ma non tanto) Keyboard concerto in A major BWV1055 (Allegro ma non tanto) Keyboard concerto in A major BWV1055 (Allegro ma non tanto)
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Chorale Prelude 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir', BWV 686
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Chorale Prelude 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir', BWV 686 Chorale Prelude 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir', BWV 686 Chorale Prelude 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir', BWV 686 Chorale Prelude 'Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir', BWV 686
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Chorale Prelude 'In dir ist Freude' BWV 61
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Chorale Prelude 'In dir ist Freude' BWV 61 Chorale Prelude 'In dir ist Freude' BWV 61 Chorale Prelude 'In dir ist Freude' BWV 61 Chorale Prelude 'In dir ist Freude' BWV 61
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Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
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Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582
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Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering
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Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering Ricercar a 6 from Musical Offering
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Concerto for violin, harpsichord and orchestra in C minor (BWV.1060)
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Concerto for violin, harpsichord and orchestra in C minor (BWV.1060) Concerto for violin, harpsichord and orchestra in C minor (BWV.1060) Concerto for violin, harpsichord and orchestra in C minor (BWV.1060) Concerto for violin, harpsichord and orchestra in C minor (BWV.1060)
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The 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988
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The 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988 The 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988 The 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988 The 'Goldberg' Variations, BWV 988
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Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin
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Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin
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Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
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Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (Proms 2015)
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (Proms 2015) Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (Proms 2015) Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (Proms 2015) Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (Proms 2015)
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Mass in G minor, BWV 235
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Mass in G minor, BWV 235 Mass in G minor, BWV 235 Mass in G minor, BWV 235 Mass in G minor, BWV 235
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Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041 (Allegro assai)
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Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041 (Allegro assai) Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041 (Allegro assai) Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041 (Allegro assai) Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041 (Allegro assai)
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Ricercar a 3 BWV 1079
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Ricercar a 3 BWV 1079 Ricercar a 3 BWV 1079 Ricercar a 3 BWV 1079 Ricercar a 3 BWV 1079
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Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn, BWV 648 (Schubler Chorales)
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Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn, BWV 648 (Schubler Chorales) Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn, BWV 648 (Schubler Chorales) Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn, BWV 648 (Schubler Chorales) Meine Seele erhebet den Herrn, BWV 648 (Schubler Chorales)
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Biography

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) 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.

Bach was born in Eisenach, in the duchy of Saxe-Eisenach, into a great musical family. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was the director of the town musicians, and all of his uncles were professional musicians. His father probably taught him to play the violin and harpsichord, and his brother, Johann Christoph Bach, taught him the clavichord and exposed him to much contemporary music. Apparently at his own initiative, Bach attended St. Michael's School in Lüneburg for two years. After graduating, he held several musical posts across Germany: he served as Kapellmeister (director of music) to Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, and as Thomaskantor in Leipzig, a position of music director at the main Lutheran churches and educator at the Thomasschule. He received the title of "Royal Court Composer" from Augustus III in 1736. Bach's health and vision declined in 1749, and he died on 28 July 1750.

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