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Photograph of the Bach bust.

Johann Sebastian Bach: (1685-1750) German Composer

Johann Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany on March 21, 1685.

Bach was renowned as a virtuoso organist for which he composed a prodigious amount of music, although his choral and chamber music received great acclaim as well.

Deeply religious, much of Bach's music overtly expresses religious themes, and he spent nearly all of his career in a Lutheran church position- as Director of music and kantor of the Thomasschule in Leipzig.

Johann Sebastian Bach died in Leipzig on July 28, 1750.


Further Reading:

Classical Net, Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach Home Page   

Classical Music Pages, Johann Sebastian Bach