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Johann Sebastian Bach

(1685—1750)

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Bach, Johann Sebastian

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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Literature
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(Eisenach, 1685–1750, Leipzig),

the most famous member of a family that produced six generations of musicians. Johann Sebastian's father

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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baroque composer. He held a series of successive court positions as organist and music director and had 20 children, four

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Bach, Johann Sebastian (21 Mar. 1685)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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German composer. Although he wrote no ballet music, his work has been used by many choreographers. Signficant examples include Nijinska...

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Bach, Johann Sebastian (21 March 1685)   Reference library

Basil Smallman

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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Music
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2,273 words

Bach—the supreme musical genius of the late Baroque period—occupies a central position in the most gifted family in musical history (...

Bach, Johann Sebastian

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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2013
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Music
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2,112 words
German composer and organist. One of the greatest composers in all music. He wrote masterworks in every genre of his day, except opera; his immense contribution to religious music in ... More

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