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Bach's Pupils - List

Musicians

The list below includes J.S. Bach's pupils and/or Thomaners during J.S. Bach's tenure as Thomaskantor, who became professional musicians. For additional details, see the biography of each, linked from his name.

Name

Born

Died

Occupation

Bach's Pupil

Carl Friedrich Abel

1723

1787

Composer, viol player

c1743

Johann Friedrich Agricola

1720

1774

Organist, composer

1738-1740

Johann Christoph Altnickol

1720

1759

Organist, composer

1744-1748

Anna Magdalena Bach

1701

1760

Singer, chamber musician, Bach’s wife

1721-1750

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach [46]

1714

1788

Composer, Bach’s son

1714-1731

Gottfried Heinrich Bach [48]

1724

1763

Musician, Bach’s son

1724-1750

Johann Bernhard Bach [41]

1700

1743

Composer, organist

1715-1719

Johann Christian Bach [50]

1735

1782

Composer, Bach’s son

1735-1750

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach [49]

1732

1795

Composer, concert-master, Bach’s son

1732-1749

Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach [47]

1715

1739

Organist

1715-1735

Johann Heinrich Bach [43]

1707

1783

Organist, Kantor

1724-1728

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach [45]

1710

1784

Composer, keyboard player, Bach’s son

1710-1733

Johann Lorenz Bach [38]

1695

1773

Composer

1715-1717

Johann Nathanael Bammler

1722

1784

Singer, instrumentalist, teacher

1737-1747

Christian Samuel Barth

1735

1809

Oboist

c1748-1750

Johann Christoph Baumgarten

1687

1722

Organist

1708 (?)

Johann Ludwig Dietel

1713

1773

Kantor

1727-1735

Johann Friedrich Doles

1715

1797

Composer, Thomaskantor

1739-1743

Johann Christoph Dorn

1707

1785

Organist, schoolmaster

1724-1731

Cornelius Heinrich Dretzel

1697

1755

Composer, organist, musicographer

1716-1717

Georg Friedrich Einicke

1710

1770

Organist, Kantor

1732-1737

Gottfried Benjamin Fleckeisen

1719

?

Church musician

1732-1744

Siegismund Freudenberg

1704

?

Organist

1724-1728

Christoph Gottlieb Fröber

1704

1759

Composer, Kantor

1726-1731

Gottlieb Benjamin Geier

1710

1762

Church musician

1732-1737

Heinrich Nicolaus Gerber

1702

1775

Organist, Composer

1724-1727

Carl Gotthelf Gerlach

1704

1761

Organist

1720’s

Christian Gottlieb Gerlach

1704

1773

Copyist, Kantor

1723-1726

Theodor Christian Gerlach

1694

1768

Church musician

Implied that J.S. Bach taught him by correspondence for 14 years

Samuel Gmelin

1695

1752

Musician, schoolmaster

1717-1719

Johann Gottlieb Goldberg

1727

1756

Composer, harpsichordist, organist

c1746

Christian Heinrich Gräbner

1705

1769

Organist

1725-1726

Johann Gottlob Haase

1715

a1756

Organist

1731-1735

Karl Hartwig

1709

1750

Organist

1732-1735

Johann Christian Hauptmann

1713

?

Kantor

1727-1733

Johann Georg Heinrich

1721

a1744

Organist

1734-1740

Gottfried August Homilius

1714

1785

Composer, organist

1735-1742(?)

Bernhard Christian Kayser

1705

1758

Organist, chamber musician, lawyer

1717-1720; 1723-1730

Johann Peter Kellner

1705

1772

Composer, organist, teacher

?

Johann Philipp Kirnberger

1721

1783

Music theorist, commentator, composer, violinist

1739-1741

Johann Christian Kittel

1732

1809

Composer, organist

1748-1750

Johann Sebastian Koch

1708

1757

Musician

1708

Johann Wilhelm Koch

1704

1745

Musician, singer, Kantor and schoolmaster

1738-1741

Johann Christian Köpping

1704

1772

Curator

1723-1726

Johann Gottlob Krause

1714

?

School perfect

1730-1737

Philipp David Kräuter

1690

1741

Organist, teacher, Kantor, composer, music director

1712-1717

Johann Ludwig Krebs

1713

1780

Composer

1726-1735

Johann Tobias Krebs, Jr.

1716

1782

Konrektor , Rektor

1729-1740

Johann Andreas Kuhnau

1703

17_

Kantor

1723-1728

Johann August Landvoigt

1715

1766

Lawyer, librettist

1731-1737

Bernhard Dieterich Ludewig

1707

1740

Organist

1731-1737

Christian Gottlob Meißner

1707

1760

Kantor

1723-1729

Lorenz Christoph Mizler

1711

1778

Mathematician, musical scholar, compose, writer on music.

1731-1734

Friedrich Christian Samuel Mohrheim

1719

1780

Musician

1733-1736

Johann Gottfried Müthel

1728

1788

Composer, organist, keyboardist

1750

Maximilian Nagel

1712

1748

Lutenist, violinist

1732-1735

Gottlieb Daniel Naumann

1710

1782

Organist

1734-1740

Gottlob Heinrich Neicke

1709

?

Kantor

1724-1733

Christoph Nichelmann

1717

1762

Composer, keyboard player

1730-1733

David Nicolai

1702

1764

Organist

1727-1729

Georg Heinrich Noah

1716/1721

1762

Musician, schoolteacher

1740-1743

Johann Gottfried Nützer

1709

1780

Musician, schoolteacher

1724-1731

Christian Friedrich Penzel

1737

1801

Kantor, teacher, composer

1749-1750

Gottlob Ludwig Raden

1718

1764

Organist

1737-1742(?)

Johann Christoph Ritter

1715

1767

Composer, organist

1740

Johann Ludwig Anton Rust

1721

1785

Registar, librarian, violinist

1744-1745

Johann Adolph Scheibe

1708

1776

Composrer, organist, music critic

1723-1725

Christian Friedrich Schemelli

1713

1761

Kantor, organist

1731-1734

Peter Schimert

1712

1785

Choir director, organist

1733-1738

Johann Michael Schmidt

1728

1799

Theologian, writer

1749-1750

Johann Schneider

1702

1788

Composer, violinist, organist

1720-1721

Johann Martin Schubart

1690

1721

Organist

1707-1717

Johann Georg Schübler

1720

1755

Engraver, organist

Beginning of the 1740's

Johann Friedrich Schweinitz

1708

1780

Kantor, organist

1732-1735

Johann Gottlieb Söllner

1732

1798

Kantor, pastor, archdeacon

1748-1750

Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Sonnenkalb

1732

1785

Kantor, organist, schoolmaster

1746-1750

Paul Christian Stolle [S]

1706

?

Kantor, organist, rector

1723-1733

Rudolf Straube

1717

1785

Composr, harpsichordist, lutenist

1733-1740

Johann Nikolaus Tischer

1707

1774

Composer, instrumentalist

1726

Christoph Transchel

1721

1800

Keyboard teacher

1742-???

Johann Trier

1716

1790

Composer, organist

First half of 1740’s

Johann Caspar Vogler

1696

1763

Composer

1710-1715

Johann Georg Voigt

1728

1765

Organist

1740-1743

Georg Gottfried Wagner

1698

1756

Composer, Kantor

1712-1718/1719

Christoph Gottlob Wecker

1707

1774

Kantor, flautist

1723-1729

Johann Christian Weyrauch

1694

1771

Composer, lutenist, organist.

Between 1717-1730

Friedrich Gottlieb Wild

1700

1762

Organist

1726-1735

Christian Gottlob Wunsch

1720

1754

Organist

1742-1743

Johann Heinrich Zang

1733

1811

Composer, organist

1748-1749

Johann Gotthilf Ziegler

1688

1747

Composer, organist

1715

Non-Musicians

The list below includes J.S. Bach's Pupils/Thomaners, who would not become professional musicians. Year in [square brackets] means that the pupil applied to be Thomaner but not accepted. For additional details, see: Actual and Potential Non-Thomaner Singers and Players who participated in Bach’s Figural Music in Leipzig

Name

Born

Died

Occupation

Bach's Pupil

Carl Friedrich Barth

1734

1813

1734-after 1750

Johann David Bauer

1716

1730-1732

Johann Gottfried Berger

1713

1729 -1735(?)

Johann Samuel Berth

1716

1729-??

Johann Friedrich Braune

1714

1727-1734

Samuel Burckhard

?

1730

Immanuel Crell

1707

1724-1732

Johann Tobias Dietze [Diez, Tietze]

1713

[1729]

Carl Friedrich Eberhardt

1713

1724-1732

Gottlob Friedrich Eichel

1711

1770

Teacher for poor children

1726-1734

Johann Gottfried Eschner

1712

[1729]

Joachim Christian Feller

1715

1733

1729-1733

Johann Gottfried Graß

1710

1723-1732

Salomon Gottfried Greßlich

1714

[1729]

Johann Gottfried Guffer

1709

Luthean Pastor

1724-1731

Johann Gottlob Haupt

1714

Copyist

1727-1735

Gottlob Ernst Hausius

1713

[1729]

Gottlieb Jacob Hausius

1715

1730-1736

Johann Samuel Hebenstreit

1713

1726-1732

Samuel Gottlieb Heder

1713

Copyist

1725-1734

Christian Gottfried Heße

1710

1726-1733

Johann Heinrich Hillmeyer

1714

1785?

Kantor (?)

1729-1733

Christoph Gottfried Hoffmann

1711

Pastor

[1727, 1729]

Johann Christoph Keller

1714

1726-1734

Samuel Kittler

1715

1729-1737

Michael Heinrich Kittler

1716

[1729]

Johann Andreas Köpping

1714

1797

Lutheran Pastor in Saxony

1733-1736

Gottfried Theodor Krause [Krauß]

1713

1728-1736

Johann Gottlob Lange

1708

1723-1732

Johann Georg Leg

1715

[1729]

Johann Christian Lepper [Leppert]

1714

1728-1731

Samuel Gottlieb Lesche [Lösch]

1710

1725-1731

Johann Christian Lindner

1707

Copyist

1720-1726

Friedrich Wilhelm Ludewig, Jr.

1713

1730-1736

Heinrich Wilhelm Ludewig

1711

1724-1732

Christoph Friedrich Meißner

1716

1729-1731

Johann Gottfried Neicke [Neucke]

1714

1729-1738

Johann Christoph Öser [Ößer]

1708

1727-1735

SamuelErnst Osannus [Oßan]

1714

1730-1732

Erdmann Gottwald Petzold

1713

1786

Lutheran Pastor in Saxony

1729-1733

Johann David Petzoldt

1707

1723-1731

Johann Georgius Pfeil

1713

[1729]

Adam Friedrich Pohlreuter

1709

1723-1732

David Salomon Reichardt

1710

1766

Copyist, deputy rector

1726-1733

Christian Sigismund Röder

1717

1730-1736

Johann Gottfried Sachse

1709

1792

1726-1733

Johann Christoph Schmied

1708

1729

Johann Gottfried Schönemann

1710

1723-1732

Karl Friedrich Segnitz

1713

1726-1732

Johann Daniel Senfft

1712

1729

Johann Heinrich Seymann

1715

1730-1736

Philipp Christian Siegler

1709

1726-1732

Christian Friedrich Steidel

1715

1727-1733

Johann Augustin Stein

1712

1726-1731

Jakob [Jacob] von Stählin

1709

1785

Writer, historian

Before 1735

Wilhelm Eusebius Suppius

1712

1727-1732

Johann Gottlieb Thieme

1711

1727-1734

Heinrich August Wildenhayn

1712

1728-???

Gottlob Michael Wintzer

1714

1729-1736

Johann Gottlob Zeymer

1716

1729-1734

Johann Christoph Zwicker

1715

Musician?

1728-1733

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (February 2010 - July 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Thomas Braatz (January 2011, June 2014)

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