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Johann Elias Bach [39] (Musician)

Born: February 12, 1705 - Schweinfurt, Germany
Died: November 30, 1755 - Schweinfurt, Germany

Johann Elias Bach [39] was son of Johann Valentin Bach [21]. His and J.S. Bach's [24] great grandfather was Christoph Bach [5].

Johann Elias Bach studied theology at Jena from 1728 and at Leipzig from 1738. He lived with J.S. Bach as his private secretary, pupil and tutor of his younger children until 1742. In 1743 he became Kantor of St John's in Schweinfurt and inspector of the church boarding-school.

 

Source: The New Grove Bach Family (Author: Christoph Wolff, MacMillan London, 1983)
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Aryeh Oron (June 2006)

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K. Pottgiesser: 'Die Briefentwiirfe des Johann Elias Bach', Die Musik, xii (1912-13), 3
F. Beyschlag: 'Ein Schweinfurter Ableger der thüringischen Musikerfamilie Bach', Schweinfurter Heimatblätter, xi (1925)

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