Johann Sebastian Bach
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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Birthday
31, 1685
Birthplace
Eisenach, Germany
Death Date
Jul 28, 1750 (65)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1685
Birthplace
Eisenach, Germany
Death Date
Jul 28, 1750 (65)

About

Immortal composer who revolutionized religious and secular music. His compositions include over 300 cantatas, as well as the famous numbers "Mass in B minor" and "The Well-Tempered Clavier."

Before Fame

He served as Weimer Duke Johann Ernst's court musician in the chapel. This eventually led to his first recital, which was held at Arnstadt's St. Boniface's Church.

Trivia

He worked closely with King Frederick II of Prussia with whom he collaborated on several pieces.

Family Life

He was born to Johann Ambrosius Bach, the director of the town musicians, and Maria Elisabeth Lammerhirt. He was their eighth child; his brother, Johann Christoph Bach, also a professional musician and composer, raised him after his parents died, mentoring him extensively.

Associated With

He was greatly admired by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.