Johann Sebastian Bach

German Baroque period composer & musician. Born 21 March 1685. Died 28 July 1750
Johann Sebastian Bach
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1685-03-21
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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach Biography (BBC)

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 Biography (Wikipedia)

Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is known for instrumental compositions such as the Art of Fugue, the Brandenburg Concertos, and the Goldberg Variations as well as for vocal music such as the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

The Bach family already counted several composers when Johann Sebastian was born as the last child of a city musician in Eisenach. After becoming an orphan at age 10, he lived for five years with his eldest brother Johann Christoph Bach, after which he continued his musical development in Lüneburg. From 1703 he was back in Thuringia, working as a musician for Protestant churches in Arnstadt and Mühlhausen and, for longer stretches of time, at courts in Weimar—where he expanded his repertoire for the organ—and Köthen—where he was mostly engaged with chamber music. From 1723 he was employed as Thomaskantor (cantor at St. Thomas) in Leipzig. He composed music for the principal Lutheran churches of the city, and for its university's student ensemble Collegium Musicum. From 1726 he published some of his keyboard and organ music. In Leipzig, as had happened in some of his earlier positions, he had a difficult relation with his employer, a situation that was little remedied when he was granted the title of court composer by King Augustus III of Poland in 1736. In the last decades of his life he reworked and extended many of his earlier compositions. He died of complications after eye surgery in 1750 at the age of 65.

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Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier - chorale-prelude BWV.731 for organ
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Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier - chorale-prelude BWV.731 for organ

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Cello Suite No.3 In C Major: Bouree
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Cello Suite No.3 In C Major: Bouree
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Markus Passion BWV247 Recitativo "Und etliche, die dabei stunden" and Chor "Bei deinam grab under Leichenstein"
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Markus Passion BWV247 Recitativo "Und etliche, die dabei stunden" and Chor "Bei deinam grab under Leichenstein"
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Partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: IV. Giga
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Partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: IV. Giga
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Prelude & Fugue in D major (BWV.532) transcribed Busoni
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Prelude & Fugue in D major (BWV.532) transcribed Busoni
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Mass in B minor, BWV 232
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Mass in B minor, BWV 232
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Toccata and Fugue BWV 565
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Toccata and Fugue BWV 565
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Concerto for 2 violins
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Concerto for 2 violins
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St Mark Passion: Nos.17-19
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St Mark Passion: Nos.17-19
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Chroale Prelude 'Christ ist erstanden' BWV 746
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Chroale Prelude 'Christ ist erstanden' BWV 746
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Cantata no. 4 BWV. 4: Sinfonia & 'Christ Lag in Todensbanden'
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Cantata no. 4 BWV. 4: Sinfonia & 'Christ Lag in Todensbanden'
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Double Concerto in C minor (BWV.1060)
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Double Concerto in C minor (BWV.1060)
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Partita No 3 for violin in E major, BWV 1006 (1st mvt)
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Partita No 3 for violin in E major, BWV 1006 (1st mvt)
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Matthauspassion BWV.244 (Mache dich, mein Herze)
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Matthauspassion BWV.244 (Mache dich, mein Herze)
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Mass in B minor, BWV.232 (Crucifixus)
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Mass in B minor, BWV.232 (Crucifixus)
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St John Passion - liturgical reconstruction Part 2
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St John Passion - liturgical reconstruction Part 2
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Cantata "Jachzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51 - Nos. 4 & 5: Chorale & Alleluja
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Cantata "Jachzet Gott in allen Landen" BWV 51 - Nos. 4 & 5: Chorale & Alleluja
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So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
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So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen (St Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846
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Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846
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Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 898
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Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 898
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Prelude and fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier
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Prelude and fugue from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier
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Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42 - cantata
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Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42 - cantata
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Komm Jesu, komm, BWV 229 - motet
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Komm Jesu, komm, BWV 229 - motet
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Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F BWV 1046 - i) Adagio
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Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F BWV 1046 - i) Adagio
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Ricercar a 6 (arr. Anton Webern)
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Ricercar a 6 (arr. Anton Webern)
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Sonata no. 4 in E minor BWV.528 transc. for piano: 2nd movement; Adagio
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Sonata no. 4 in E minor BWV.528 transc. for piano: 2nd movement; Adagio
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O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß BWV622
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O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß BWV622
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Concerto for keyboard and string orchestra No.1 in D minor (BWV.1052)
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Concerto for keyboard and string orchestra No.1 in D minor (BWV.1052)
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Cantata No.29 BWV29 (Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir); Sinfonia
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Cantata No.29 BWV29 (Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir); Sinfonia
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Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen (Cantata No 82)
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Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen (Cantata No 82)
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Cantata No 51 - Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! (Aria)
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Cantata No 51 - Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! (Aria)
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Keyboard Concerto No 2 in E major, BWV 1053
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Keyboard Concerto No 2 in E major, BWV 1053
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Erbarme dich (St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
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Erbarme dich (St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
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Overture from Suite No 1 in C major (BWV.1066)
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Overture from Suite No 1 in C major (BWV.1066)
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Goldberg Variations (BWV.988)
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Goldberg Variations (BWV.988)
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Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048 (1st mvt)
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Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G major, BWV 1048 (1st mvt)
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Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor (2nd mvt: Largo)
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Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor (2nd mvt: Largo)
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Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Cantata No. 147
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Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Cantata No. 147
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Credo from Mass in B minor (BWV 232)
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Credo from Mass in B minor (BWV 232)
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Keyboard concerto in D BWV 1054 - 3rd movement
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Keyboard concerto in D BWV 1054 - 3rd movement
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St John Passion: Herr Unser Herrscher
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St John Passion: Herr Unser Herrscher
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Organ Sonata No.4, BWV528 : II. Andante (Adagio)
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Organ Sonata No.4, BWV528 : II. Andante (Adagio)
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Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Et resurrexit)
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Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Et resurrexit)

Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Et resurrexit)

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Mass in B minor, BWV.232 (Crucifixus)
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Mass in B minor, BWV.232 (Crucifixus)
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Suite for orchestra No 1 in C major BWV.1066
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Suite for orchestra No 1 in C major BWV.1066
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Fugue (Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904)
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Fugue (Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904)
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Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (Gigue)
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Cello Suite No 1 in G major, BWV 1007 (Gigue)
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Contrapunctus 1 (Art of Fugue)
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Contrapunctus 1 (Art of Fugue)
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