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Johann(es) [Hans] Bach [2] (Musician)

Born: c1550 - Wechmar, Thuringia, Germany
Died: 1626 - Wechmar, Thuringia, Germany

Johann(es) [Hans] Bach was son of Veit Bach [1]. He was a baker and carpetmaker, and, in that he was also a Spielmann (minstrel, fiddler), the earliest professional musician among the Wechmar Bachs. He received his instruction as a Stadtpfeifer before 1567 at Schloss Grimmenstein in Gotha from Matz Zisecke and his predecessor (not, as has repeatedly been stated, from a person by 'the name of Bach). By 1577 he owned a house in Wechmar and from there, according to the Ursprung, he travelled widely as a musician to various Thuringian towns, including Gotha, Arnstadt, Erfurt, Eisenach, Schmalkalden and Suhl. The Wechmar death register notes him as 'Hanss Bach ein Spielmann'.

 

Source: The New Grove Bach Family (Author: Christoph Wolff, MacMillan London, 1983)
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Aryeh Oron (January 2008)

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