Bach, Johann Sebastian

Period: Baroque

Born: Wednesday, March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany

Died: Tuesday, July 28, 1750 in Leipzig, Germany

Nation of Origin: Germany

Major Works:

Brandenburg Concertos
Air for the G String
French Suite
English Suite

Well-tempered Clavier
A Musical Offering (Musikalisches Opfer)
The Art of Fugue (Die Künst der Fuge)
Clavier übung
Aria with Different Variations or "The Goldberg Variations"
Partita in D minor
Toccata in D minor
Toccata in E major

B-minor Mass
Christmas Oratorio
Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ lay in death's dark prison)
St. Matthew Passion
St. John Passion
Coffee Cantata
Peasant Cantata
Jesu meine Freude (Jesus, my joy)

Other Information:

Master composer of Baroque music.

Composer Bibliography:

Wollf, Christoph; Helm, Eugene; and Warburton, ErnestThe New Grove Bach Family (The New Grove), W. W. Norton & Company, November 1997, ISBN: 0393303543

General Bibliography:

Bukofzer, Manfred F., Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach, W.W. Norton & Company, November 1947, ISBN: 0393097455

Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

Links to essays at other sites:

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Biographical essay from Wikipedia
The J. S. Bach Home Page
A English/Japanese site about Bach
Bach Cantatas Web Site
The Well-Tempered Clavier site

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