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  Johann Sebastian Bach: a detailed informative biography
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21st l685, the son of Johann Ambrosius, court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach and director of the musicians of the town of Eisenach in Thuringia.
Johann Sebastian and one of his brothers, Johann Jakob, were taken into the home of their eldest brother, Johann Christoph (born l671) who had recently married and settled down at Ohrdruf, a small town thirty miles south-east of Eisenach.
Bach did not attempt to justify himself before what must have seemed to him a group of narrow minded and conservative old gentlemen; yet the Council, knowing how skilled his playing was, decided to treat their young and impetuous organist with leniency.
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  Johann Sebastian Bach: Tutte le informazioni su Johann Sebastian Bach su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Johann Sebastian Bach (Eisenach 21 marzo 1685 - Lipsia 28 luglio, 1750) fu un compositore tedesco e organista del periodo barocco, universalmente considerato uno dei grandi della musica di tutti i tempi.
Bach sposò una cugina di secondo grado, Maria Barbara Bach il 17 ottobre 1707, dopo aver ricevuto una piccola eredità.
Bach, negli ultimi anni della sua vita, ebbe una relazione di amicizia particolarmente redditizia sul piano artistico con il poeta Picander.
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Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685 - July 28, 1750) was a German organist, composer, and musical scholar of the Baroque period, and is almost universally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.
Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, in 1685.
Johann Sebastian Bach's contributions to music, or to borrow a term popularized by his student Lorenz Christoph Mizler, "musical science" are frequently compared to the "original geniuses" of William Shakespeare in English literature and Isaac Newton in physics.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach: a detailed informative biography
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21st l685, the son of Johann Ambrosius, court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach and director of the musicians of the town of Eisenach in Thuringia.
Johann Sebastian and one of his brothers, Johann Jakob, were taken into the home of their eldest brother, Johann Christoph (born l671) who had recently married and settled down at Ohrdruf, a small town thirty miles south-east of Eisenach.
Johann Sebastian soon lost his soprano voice, but was able to make himself useful as a violinist in the orchestra, and as an accompanist at the harpsichord during choir rehearsals.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685 – July 28, 1750) was a German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and keyboard drew together almost all of the strands of the baroque style and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Bach was best known during his lifetime as an organist, organ consultant, and composer of organ works both in the traditional German free genres such as preludes, fantasias, and toccatas, and stricter forms such as chorale preludes and fugues.
Johann Sebastian Bach's contributions to music, or, to borrow a term popularised by his student Lorenz Christoph Mizler, "musical science" are frequently compared to the "original geniuses" of William Shakespeare in English literature and Isaac Newton in physics.
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 HOASM: Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach was born into the musical family of Bachs in Eisenach in 1685.
His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, had held the post of a court trumpeter in Eisenach along with that of head of the town piper band, and according to his household rules, the young Johann Sebastian was trained not only as a clavier player, but on several instruments.
Bach was at the peak of his mastery, and it is therefore not to be wondered at that Johann Mattheson, in the earliest reference in print to Bach, commented: 'I have seen things by the famous organist of Weimar, Herr Joh.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach was appointed organist and chamber musician to the Duke of Saxe-Weimar in 1708, and in the next nine years he became known as a leading organist and composed many of his finest works for the instrument.
Bach remained as Thomaskantor in Leipzig for the rest of his life, often in conflict with the authorities, but a happy family man and a proud and caring parent.
Bach's eyesight began to deteriorate during his last year and in March and April 1750 he was twice operated on by the itinerant English oculist John Taylor.
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 Decca Music Group - Composers
One demanded that Bach pursue his trivial daily duties and be an exemplary master to his pupils at the Thomasschule, instead of pursuing his lofty ambitions as a composer.
The tenor (usually extremely high in Bach's works, largely because of the rise in concert pitch over the years) has, as it were, artistic licence and indulges in the most wonderful escapades; the alto, on the other hand, has to make do with what remains of the harmony.
Bach has often been accused (and singers do this secretly even today) of treating the human voice as though it were an instrument and writing against its nature.
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 Bach, Johann Sebastian - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN [Bach, Johann Sebastian], 1685-1750, German composer and organist, b.
Since few of Bach's many works were published in his lifetime, exact dates cannot be fixed for all of them, but most can be placed with some certainty in the periods of his life.
Bach-Kommentar: Theologisch-Musikwissenschaftliche Kommentierung der Geistlichen Vokalwerke Johann Sebastian Bachs.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Synonymous with musicians, the Bach family had developed a reputation for its many notable performers for more than two centuries when Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach on March 21, 1685, as the eighth and youngest child of musician parents.
Bach's musical genius manifested itself in many ways, but most particularly in his perfection of the fugue as both an instrumental and choral form, producing sublime music that was imbued with a balance of technical mastery and intellectual control.
Spitta's view of Bach was widely accepted until the 1950's, when a redating of Bach's Cantatas revealed that Bach had written most of his sacred choral works during the first six years of his Leipzig period, and then, for the next 21 years, the composer primarily turned his attentions to other endeavors.
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 Classical Net - Basic Repertoire List - J.S. Bach
Bach is considered by many to have been the greatest composer in the history of western music.
Bach's main achievement lies in his synthesis and advanced development of the primary contrapuntal idiom of the late Baroque, and in the basic tunefullness of his thematic material.
Bach is also known for the numerical symbolism and mathematical exactitude which many people have found in his music – for this, he is often regarded as one of the pinnacle geniuses of western civilization, even by those who are not normally involved with music.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach [encyclopedia]
Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685 - July 28, 1750) was a German organist, composer, and musical scholar of the Baroque period.
Sebastian and Anna Magdalena also welcomed friends, family, and fellow musicians from all over Germany into their home; court musicians at Dresden and Berlin as well as musicians including George Philipp Telemann (one of Carl Philipp Emanuel's god fathers) made frequent visits to Bach's house and may have kept up frequent correspondence with him.
At the same time, Bach dedicated significant energies to writing a complete Mass in B minor, which incorporated what were presumably his favorite movements from earlier works along with new material in a collosal Mass that was, due to its size and length, unfortunately never performed during the composer's lifetime.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach Biography - famous Johann Sebastian Bach Classical collection and Johann Sebastian Bach Music ...
BACH, J.S.: Preludes and Fugues BWV 536, 541, 542, 544, 546
BACH, J.S.: Soprano Cantatas, BWV 199, 202 and 209
BACH, J.S.: Trio Sonatas BWV 528-530 / Prelude and Fugue BWV 547
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 Johann Sebastian Bach | Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany.
Bach wrote hundreds of compositions and is considered the greatest genius of baroque music.
Bach, and many other composers of his time, believed that baroque music helped protect people from the advance of doubt bred by Renaissance ideas of scientific, rational inquiry.
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 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Composition: Composers: B: Bach, Johann Sebastian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Bach, Johann Sebastian - Musical biography with early influences, summaries of instrumental talents, professional positions, and compositions, historical significance, and partial list of works from the Grove Concise Dictionary of Music entry at WQXR radio.
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) - brief biography, caricature, summaries of his choral and vocal, organ, other keyboard, chamber, orchestral, and concerto output, and Naxos discography.
Johann Sebastian Bach's Achievement - Article examining the role the composer's works had in helping to reunite a Europe torn by post-Reformation conflict even as it became the standard upon which almost all subsequent Western music was based.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach - an overview of the classical composer
Unsurprisingly the family were all musically gifted, Bach's eldest son (Wilhlem Friedermann Bach) was a great organist like his father, Carl Philipp Emanuel became a musician in the court of the future Frederick the Great, and Johann Christian was also an organist and moved to London in the employ of Queen Charlotte.
Bach is often regarded as being self-taught to a large extent and relatively uneducated.
Though Bach's works were known to composers such as Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, it was not until Mendelssohn played the St. Matthew Passion in 1829 that Bach's previously hidden talents as a composer began to get a more widespread recognition.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach
Bachs second son, Carl Philipp Emmanuel was in the service of the king; and Frederick, having heard much about the artistry of "Old Bach", requested that he come to court.
In this work, "Old Bach" wrote in the style of the day, showing young Frederick and, indeed, his own sons that he could beat them at their own game; for during his lifetime, despite the high respect he was accorded, Johann Sebastians works were looked upon as old-fashioned and out-of-date.
Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto is viewed as a milestone in the use of a keyboard instrument in ensemble playing.
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 Amazon.com: Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician: Books: Christoph Wolff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Wolff devotes a great deal of space to examining how Bach was viewed by his contemporaries, to whom, of course, the idea of a musician as an artist--as opposed to a sort of scientist of sound (there are valuable comparisons of Bach's achievement to that of his contemporary, Isaac Newton)--was quite foreign.
Wolff has excavated contemporary documents, giving remarkable detail on Bach's earnings and on the disposition of his manuscripts after his death to the various members of his multitudinous family; also included are charming examples of the musician's youthful zeal, such as his journey, 250 miles on foot, to see and hear the admired organist/composer Buxtehude.
Bach refused to divorce theory from practice, so his collections of music like the Well-Tempered Clavier and the Art of the Fugue served to show how a particular form of music (e.g., the keyboard or the fugue) could be applied in just about any combination imaginable.
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 Essentials of Music - Composers
In the case of Bach, however, his genius is a combination of a number of simpler qualities, all of which point to that human side.
Because of the demands of his various employers, Bach was able to create works in a wide variety of genres, providing a breadth of expression not often seen.
Bach was also a deeply religious man. His personal Bible is filled with annotations and comments, and this depth of feeling finds its way into his sacred music, which often strikes the listener as an intensely personal statement of faith.
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 Bach. MIDI (free download) & MIDI/ZIP and Bach's (large) biography
Bach’s preference for this practice ensured that wherever his keyboard fugues have been admired the prelude and fugue has served as one of the most important genres to incorporate fugal writing.
The mature Bach employed fugue in his music for organ, for keyboard (harpsichord) and for voices.
in the B minor Mass) Bach eventually abandoned the permutation fugue model in favour of that of the keyboard fugues.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach - Classical Music Composor
J.S. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany, in 1685 and died in 1750 (he was 65 when he died).
Like his father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, J.S. (Johann Sebastian) would learn and surpass him in this art of classical music composing.
Bach's childhood wasn't that great as his father passed away when he was 9 and his mother also died when he was a young boy.
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 Johann Sebastian Bach on Rhapsody Online
J.S. Bach may be the most important figure in Western music, with
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