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Johann Christoph Bach [22] (Musician)

Born: June 16, 1671 - Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany
Died: February 22, 1721 - Ohrdruf, Thuringia, Germany

Johann Christoph Bach [22] was son of Johann Ambrosius Bach [11]. He studied in Erfurt with Johann Pachelbel from 1685 to 1688, when he became organist of St Thomas's in Erfurt. From 1690 he was organist of St. Michael's, Ohrdruf. From 1695 to 1700 he gave instruction to his brother J.S. Bach [24], who lived in his house after their parents' death. He has been identified as the main copyist of two major keyboard anthologies, important sources for some of J.S. Bach's early works: the Johann Andreas Bach Buch (D-LEm, Sammlung Becker 111.8.4) and the Mollersche Handschrift (D-B, Mus. ms. 40644).

 

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

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Bibliography

C. Freyse: Die Ohrdrufer Bache in der Silhouette: J.S. Bachs ältester Bruder Johann Christoph und seine Nachkommen (Eisenach, 1957)
H.-J. Schulze: Studien zur Bach-Überlieferung im 18. Jahrhundert (dissertation, University of Rostock, 1977).


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