Bach, Johann

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Johann Sebastian Bach
3 volumes by Philipp Spitta

Period: Baroque

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

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

Nation of Origin: Germany

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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

Kennedy, Michael, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 1997, ISBN: 0198691629

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

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2001, ISBN: 1561592390

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

Links to essays at other sites:

Baroque Music
by Claude V. Palisca

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Biographical essay from Wikipedia
Biographical essay at the Karadar site
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Biographical essay at the Naxos site
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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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