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The Year 1715

Three hundred years ago in Weimar, Konzertmeister Bach was busy composing sacred works for performance in the Palace Church at the Wilhelmsburg as well as playing the organ. 66 more words

Bach's Works

The Year 1714

Three hundred years ago, on New Year’s Day, 1714, Bach was serving as court organist in Weimar, devoting much of his time to composing works for the organ, but then, on 2 March 1714, his duties were dramatically expanded when he was promoted to the newly-created post of… 89 more words

Bach's Works

Another Sensational Discovery

A previously unknown document, describing the work methods of Johann Sebastian Bach, has been discovered in the parish archives of Döbeln in Central Saxony. In a letter attached to an application for the position of cantor in Döbeln, one of Bach’s students, Gottfried Benjamin Fleckeisen, reports that he, while in Leipzig, “performed and conducted . 120 more words

Bach's Successors