Johann Sebastian Bach

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  • Jul 29, 1175

    Bach suffered from an eye disease which worsened until he was completely blind

    Bach suffered from an eye disease which worsened until he was completely blind
    Bach suffered from an eye disease which worsened until he was completely blind His death occurred on Tuesday, July 29, 1750, wings quarter past eight p.m..
  • He was born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21, 1685,

    He was born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21, 1685,
    He was born in Eisenach, Germany, on March 21, 1685, as part of a family Thuringia where many of its members were musicians.
  • father's death

    At the death of his father in 1695, he took over its big brother, Johann Christoph, who was then organist of the church of San Miguel de Ohrdruf. Under his direction, the small Bach quickly became familiar with keyboard instruments, organ and harpsichord, and therefore to an accomplished performer throughout his life.
  • Bach began making a living as a chorister

    En 1700 Bach comenzó a ganarse la vida como miembro del coro de la iglesia de San Miguel, en Lüneburg.
  • Bach went like teacher of chapel

    In 1703 spent as Kapellmeister at Arnstadt, where he had enough time to devote to the organ and compositionn.
  • Bach moved to Mulhouse.

    In 1707, he moved to Mulhouse, as organist of the church of S. Blas, taking office on June 15 ..
  • He married

    On 17 October the same year he married his cousin Maria Barbara Bach
  • Bach returned to Weimar

    In 1708 returned to Weimar as organist and chamber musician reigning dque. Your stay is extended until 1717. At this stage of his life the organ repertoire and master various instruments receive input from JS Bach: between the compositions of this period include "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" and the monumental "Passacaglia in C minor".
  • Bach was appointed violin concert

    In 1714 Bach was appointed violin soloist of the orchestra, and in confidence replacing the principal owner, Samuel Drese: this circumstance led him to entertain hopes, when the teacher died, that would be appointed to succeed him in the post, and by failing happened and expressed his displeasure in so blatant and shrill, that ended up in jail, arrested for four weeks. Being released resigned.
  • went to Cöthen, where he entered the service of Prince Anhalt

    In 1717 he went to Cöthen, where he entered the service of Prince Anhalt, who entrusted the management of his orchestra. Juan Sebastian opened for one of the happiest times of his life, enjoying great considerations and estimation: here wrote the first part of the "Well-Tempered Clavier", the "Brandenburg Concertos", chamber music and works titled "Sonatas "for violin, flute, viola da gamba, etc.., reaching the limit of possibilities
  • He wrote books on music and art

    wrote fundamentally secular music for ensembles and solo instruments. He also composed music books for his wife and children in order to teach keyboard technique and art of music in general. These books include The Well-Tempered Clavier, Inventions and the Little Organ Book. A year after his first wife died in 1720, Bach married Anna Magdalena Wilcken, singer and daughter of a court musician who gave him thirteen children
  • Bach left his post in Weimar

    Johann Sebastian Bach in Weimar left his post following his appointment as Kapellmeister at the court of Prince Leopold of Anhalt
  • Death of his wife

    In 1720, while accompanying the prince in Carlsbad, his wife died, he was buried on July 7. Bach received with fortitude painful news of the death of his wife, who was "peaceful, quiet and sweet, decorated with musical skills sufficient to understand the work of her husband, and offer, behind closed doors, an honest and virtuous home
  • he remarried

    the following year remarried with Ana Magdalena Wülken, carrying out the ceremony at the teacher's home December 3, 1721
  • Party to Leipzig for church singer

    In 1723, Leipzig Bach party to take possession of the post he held until his death: "Cantor of St. Thomas Church and director of music at the University." Strict accordance with the duties entrusted had found a way to make some trips, including one that began at the court of Frederick the Great, coming to Potsdam on May 7, 1747, accompanied by his son Emmanuel.