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Johann Ludwig Anton Rust (Bach's Pupil)

Born: December 12, 1721 - Reinstedt, near, Bernburg, about 30 km north-west of Leipzig, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Died: October 1785 - Anhalt-Bernburg, Germany

Johann Ludwig Anton Rust was a German registar, librarian and violinist. He enrolled at the University of Wittenberg in October 1704 and ast the University of Leipzig in November 1744. Between the years 1744 and 1745 he took private lessons from J.S. Bach in Leipzig and, after J.S. Bach recognized his very good musical education and his talent, he was invited by him to take part part as a violinist in the usual peformances of J.S. Bach’s music under his direction. In 1750 he lived in Dresden, and in August of 1751 he became part of the body of regular government lawyers. In the same year, his father died and, from then on, he became responsible for the further education and raising of his three younger brothers, and particularly of the youngest, Friedrich Wilhelm Rust (1739-1796). The latter reportedly played Book 1 of the Well-Temepred-Clavier (BWV 846-869) from beginning to end at the age of 13, and studied with Wilhelm Friedemann Bach in Halle (Saale). Both Rusts owned important manuscripts of works by J.S. Bach. J.L.A. Rust was later archivar and librarian in Bernburg; in 1761 he founded the Fürstlich-Anhaltische Deutsche Gesellschaft (Royal Anhalt German Society), which ceased to exist upon his death in 1785.


Source: :Oxford Composer Companions J.S. Bach (Editor: Malcolm Boyd, OUP, 1999); fine-print footnotes in the Bach-Dokumente; Bits & pieces from other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2014); Thomas Braatz (January 2011)

Bach's Pupils: List of Bach's Pupils | Actual and Potential Non-Thomaner Singers and Players who participated in Bach’s Figural Music in Leipzig | Bach’s Pupils - Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2

Links to other Sites

ADB:Rust, Johann Ludwig Anton (Wikisource) [German]

The Rust Variant, Part 2 (Tureck Bach Research Institute, Inc.)


DBok iii, No. 811

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