Bach, Johann Sebastian

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Basic data

  1. March 31, 1685greg. in Eisenach
  2. July 28, 1750 in Leipzig
  3. Komponist, Organist
  4. Leipzig, Köthen, Mühlhausen, Arnstadt, Weimar, Lüneburg, Ohrdruf, Eisenach

Iconography

(Source: Wikimedia)
(Source: Wikimedia)
Places where Bach lived (Source: Wikimedia)
Johann Ambrosius Bach, Bach's father (Source: Wikimedia)
Page from the Neues vollständiges Eisenachisches Gesangbuch, the Lutheran hymnal that was in use in the Eisenach of Bach's youth[7][8] (Source: Wikimedia)
Lüneburg, some two decades before Bach's stay in that town: St Michael's pictured in lower right (Source: Wikimedia)
The Wender organ Bach played in Arnstadt (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of the young Bach (disputed)[21] (Source: Wikimedia)
Bach's autograph of the first movement of the Sonata No. 1 in G minor for solo violin (BWV 1001) – Audio (Source: Wikimedia)
Bach's autograph of the first movement of the Sonata No. 1 in G minor for solo violin (BWV 1001) – Audio (Source: Wikimedia)
The Paulinerkirche in Leipzig: in 1717 Bach had tested the new organ in this church. (Source: Wikimedia)
Bach's seal (centre), used throughout his Leipzig years. It contains the superimposed letters J S B in mirror image topped with a crown. The flanking letters illustrate the arrangement on the seal. (Source: Wikimedia)
St. Thomas Church, Leipzig (Source: Wikimedia)
St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig, c. 1850 (Source: Wikimedia)
Café Zimmermann, Leipzig, where the Collegium Musicum performed (Source: Wikimedia)
First page of Bach's Nekrolog by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Johann Friedrich Agricola, as published in Mizler's Musikalische Bibliothek, Volume IV Part 1 (1754). Despite the errors contained in it, this obituary of less than 20 pages is arguably "the richest and most trustworthy" source on Bach produced before the 19th century.[50] (Source: Wikimedia)
A handwritten note by Bach in his copy of the Calov Bible. The note next to 2 Chronicles 5:13 reads: "NB Bey einer andächtigen Musiq ist allezeit Gott mit seiner Gnaden Gegenwart" (N(ota) B(ene) In a music of worship God is always present with his grace). (Source: Wikimedia)
"O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden": the four-part chorale setting as included in the St. Matthew Passion (Source: Wikimedia)
Bach's guide on ornaments as contained in the Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (Source: Wikimedia)
"Aria" of the Goldberg Variations, showing Bach's use of ornaments – Audio (Source: Wikimedia)
"Aria" of the Goldberg Variations, showing Bach's use of ornaments – Audio (Source: Wikimedia)
The Art of Fugue (title page) – Performed by Mehmet Okonsar on organ and harpsichord: Nos. 1–12 • Nos. 13–20 (Source: Wikimedia)
The Art of Fugue (title page) – Performed by Mehmet Okonsar on organ and harpsichord: Nos. 1–12 • Nos. 13–20 (Source: Wikimedia)
The Art of Fugue (title page) – Performed by Mehmet Okonsar on organ and harpsichord: Nos. 1–12 • Nos. 13–20 (Source: Wikimedia)
Bach's autograph of the recitative with the gospel text of Christ's death from St Matthew Passion (Matthew 27:45–47a) (Source: Wikimedia)
Christmas Oratorio: printed edition of the libretto (Source: Wikimedia)
Title page of The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1 – Prelude No. 1 in C major BWV 846 performed on harpsichord by Robert Schröter (Source: Wikimedia)
Title page of The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1 – Prelude No. 1 in C major BWV 846 performed on harpsichord by Robert Schröter (Source: Wikimedia)
Title page of the Goldberg Variations – performed by Mehmet Okonsar, piano: Aria and Variation 1–9 • Variation 10–22 • Variation 23–30 and Aria da capo (Source: Wikimedia)
Title page of the Goldberg Variations – performed by Mehmet Okonsar, piano: Aria and Variation 1–9 • Variation 10–22 • Variation 23–30 and Aria da capo (Source: Wikimedia)

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