Johann Sebastian Bach

31 mar 1685 (Eisenach) - 28 jul 1750 (Leipzig)
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  • J.S. Bach Home Page - An extensive biography, tour of Bach's life in Germany, catalog of his works, bibliography, recommended recordings, and links. Award-winning site, maintained by Jan Hanford in North America and Jan Koster in Europe.
  • J. S. Bach Texts - Complete vocal works with English translations. Limited permission to copy in programs and program notes.
  • A Study of the Texts of J.S. Bach's Motets - Tad Inoue of Japan provides an English version of a research paper dealing with the source material and characteristics of the lyrics with an evaluation of these writings.
  • Bach Bibliography - A searchable catalogue of books, articles, theses, papers and facsimile editions on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • Bach Central Station - A large directory of J.S. Bach resources on the internet.
  • Bach-Archiv Leipzig - "Our purpose is to collect and examine literary and documentary material about the life, work and history of Johann Sebastian Bach and his family - and to present his work to the public through exhibitions, lectures, guided tours and publications." Site in English and German.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685 - 1750), Germany - Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) - brief biography, caricature, summaries of his choral and vocal, organ, other keyboard, chamber, orchestral, and concerto output, and Naxos discography.
  • Bach, Mozart, and the Musical Midwife - Speculation preceding examination of known facts about Amadeus transcribing music by Sebastian. Includes looks at other related composers and certain theoretical studies.
  • Bach's Leipzig in pictures, 1725-1750 - Contemporary prints of Bach's Leipzig showing familiar scenes and some lesser-known facets of Leipzig city life, institutions and facilities. Of unusual interest is the city's piped fresh water supply.
  • Bach's Life in Pictures - Color illustrations with captions and music samples documenting the major periods in Bach's life.
  • Bach's Method of Transcription - Study of his compositional ideas using the clavier transcription (BWV 964) of the A minor Sonata for solo violin (BWV 1003). Includes musical notation to illustrate the author's points.
  • - Dedicated to building a community of those who love the Bach's pipe organ music. Includes biography, workshops, tributes, organ schools and purchase information, clip art, jokes, sheet music, recording and book sales, and links.
  • Dave's J.S. Bach Works Catalog - Complete works catalog, directory of internet resources, recommended recordings, MIDI and RealAudio files, images, icons, links, and a monthly quiz and CD giveaway.
  • Dorset Bach Cantata Club - Information for amateur singers and orchestral players wishing to join a long-established choir and orchestra for weekend study and performance of Bach cantatas and related works.
  • Early Music Myths - Paul Baker of Diabolus in Musica uses the music of Bach to illustrate perceived problems and solutions to various performance issues, including choir size and instrument choice.
  • Emmanuel Music - Founded in 1970 by Craig Smith to perform the complete cycle of over 200 sacred cantatas of J.S. Bach in the liturgical setting for which they were intended. Includes extensive translations and program notes.
  • Exeter Bach Society - News of Bach concerts in the Cathedral which support its Music Foundation Trust. Includes contact and membership information and an events diary.
  • Grave of Johann Sebastian Bach - Find a Grave details the burial, reburial, and subsequent moving of the composer's remains to Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany with portrait of composer and photographs of grave plate and church exterior.
  • J. S. Bach: Canons and Fugues - Tim Smith's studies of the composer's life and music, concentrating on the contrapuntal music.
  • J. S. Bach: His Predecessors - Gives overview of his influences, including the German and Italian keyboard schools, French polyphony and organ music, as well as mathematics.
  • J.S. Bach (1685-1750) - Brief chronology, partial list of works with MIDI audio for selected BMV numbers, gallery, and contact information.
  • J.S. Bach Archive and Bibliography - Biographical information, pictures and the full texts of over forty cantatas.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Review of the biography by Malcolm Boyd. Emphasizes the book's strengths, including early influences that triggered his creative outbursts.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Detailed biography, covering each period in Bach's life.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Biography, musicography, links to related composers, and companion resources from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Detailed biography and comments on his music from Grove Music plus MIDI audio, illustrations, and links from Kunst der Fuge.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Filmography linked to hundreds of films and television shows using his works with biography, trivia, and links from the Internet Movie Database.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Hymn tunes by him or based on his works with MIDI audio and NWC format scores plus portrait. From the Cyberhymnal.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach - Hymn tunes by him or based on his works with MIDI audio and NWC format scores plus portrait. From the Cyberhymnal.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) - Listing at the Lied and Art Songs Text Page with German lyrics, many having English translations.
  • Johann Sebastian BACH Cantata 198: The Trauer Ode. - Mourning Ode on the death of Queen Christiana of Poland/Saxony, 1727. Illustrated history, full text, and music samples.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician - Review of the biography by Christoph Wolff details the book's contents and points out highlights.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach's Achievement - Article examining the role the composer's works had in helping to reunite a Europe torn by post-Reformation conflict even as it became the standard upon which almost all subsequent Western music was based.
  • mfiles - Johann Sebastian Bach - Biography and music examples in the form of sheet music and sound files.
  • Music History 102: Johann Sebastian Bach - Biography, illustrations, and Real Audio RAM files from the Internet Public Library. Written by Robert Sherrane, Cataloging librarian The Juilliard School, New York.
  • Music of Intellect: Bach's Goldberg Variations - Detailed study of the intellectual and psychological dimensions of one of these works. Includes MIDI audio samples plus pianistic information about Schoenberg, Schumann, and Mari Kumamoto.
  • On Bach and the Curved Bow - A review of Michael Bach's performance of Bach's solo cello suites (Mode Records) using a curved cello bow which allows him to play chords without arpeggiation. Review considers the significance and historical implications of the curved bow in the performance of Bach's music.
  • Oregon Bach Festival - A summer festival held in Eugene, Oregon directed by Helmuth Rilling. Booking information and schedules of concerts and master classes.
  • The Global Bach Community - An organization devoted to linking and supporting local Bach organizations worldwide.
  • The Industrious Herr Bach - Biography, timeline, quotes, key works, suggested recordings and reading, selected works, and links from Humanities Web.
  • The Industrious Herr Bach - Biography, timeline, quotes, key works, suggested recordings and reading, selected works, and links from Humanities Web.
  • The London Bach Society - Provides newsletter, details of the annual Bach festival, history of the organisation, database of his works and details of sponsership and membership.
  • The Well Tempered Clavier: Music of Sacred Temperament - Exploration of the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of the works involved. Includes MIDI audio samples.
  • Tradition and Individual Style in the Motets of J. S. Bach - Essay examines how the composer expanded this musical genre within the context of its existing form.
  • Well-Tempered Clavier - Index summarizing fugue-by-fugue analysis drawing comparisons from visual arts, physics, mathematics, literature and astronomy. Links to scores with digital sound and many resources on the life and works of Bach, designed for a course at Northern Arizona University.
  • Well-Tempered Clavier: Hypermedia Analysis - Analytical essays and animations by Tim Smith, performance-related essays by David Korevaar, and Korevaar's performances of the music. [Shockwave]

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