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Eunice Tapia Chorus. Johann Sebastian Bach . Johan Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany in March 21, 1685. Bach’s father was a town musician. Bach came from a long line of composers, like over 300 years' worth of Bach's all worked as professional musicians. Bach’s Early Life .

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Johan Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany in March 21, 1685.

Bach’s father was a town musician.

Bach came from a long line of composers, like over 300 years' worth of Bach's all worked as professional musicians.

bach s early life
Bach’s Early Life
  • Bach was the youngest of 8 children.
  • When Bach was ten his parents died.
  • Bach was cared for by his older brother.
bach s e arly l ife
Bach’s Early Life
  • Bach’s older brother was a church organist.
  • Bach eventually became a very good organist.
bach s various careers
Bach’s various careers.
  • In 1707, Bach was hired to play for special services at a church in Muhlhausen.
  • While in Weimar, Bach was appointed court organist.
  • Bach earned the title of Konzertmeister (concert master) by the Duke and because of his salary increases.
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Bach’s various careers.
  • Bach earned another prestigious title of Kapellmeister (chapel master).
  • Bach then accepted an offer to work for Prince Leopold of Cothen in 1717.
  • After his days in Cöthen, Bach accepted the job as Kantor at the Thomasschule.
bach s family
Bach’s family
  • Bach was married two times.
  • Bach first married his cousin Maria Barbara Bach in 1707.
  • They eventually had seven children.
  • Maria died in 1720.
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Bach’s family
  • Bach’s second marriage was to Anna Magdalena Wilckein 1721.
  • Anna Magdalena was the daughter of a town trumpeter.
  • Bach and Anna had thirteen children together!
bach s family2
Bach’s family.
  • Bach had twenty children with his two wives.
  • But ten of them died in infancy.
  • Four of them went on to be well known composers.
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Bach had learned to play the organ, the harpsichord, and how to compose music because of his father, his brother, and his schools teachings. But mostly he was self taught.

  • Bach's works were hardly known in his lifetime, they weren't published until a century after his death.
  • Bach spent the rest of his life in Leipzig in1750, he died of a stroke.