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Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach [47] (Musician, Bach's Pupil)

Born: May 11, 1715 - Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Died: May 27, 1739 - Jena, Thuringia, Germany

Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach [47] was the 6th child of J.S. Bach [24]. He was a pupil of his father. In 1735 he became organist of St Mary's in Mühlhausen and in 1737 of the Jakobikirche in Sangerhausen (a post his father had applied for in 1702). By spring 1738 he had left that position. In a letter of May 26, 1738 J.S. Bach complained bitterly about his 'undutiful son', who displayed an unstable character and had incurred debts. He enrolled as a law student at the University of Jena on January 28, 1739, but died soon afterwards; the cause is unknown.

 

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

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