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Life of Johann Sebastian Bach The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit fnofnBachs Early period and the Weimar period fnofnHe lived from 1685-1750 fnofnHe was an heir to the polyphonic art of the past fnofnHe was born in Eisenach Germany fnofnwas left an orphan at age 10 raised by his brother fnofnBach held posts as organist at Arnstadt 1703-7 and at Muhlhausen 1701-8 fnofnat age 23 Bach was appointed to his first important postion as a court organist and chamber musician to the Duke of Weimar fnofnWeimar period rise of Bachs fame as an organ virtuoso and composition fnofnhis first six children were born in this period fnofnBachs two marriages produced at least nineteen offspring fnofnThough many did NOT survive infancy fnofnFour of his sons became leading composers of the next generation fnofnThe Cothen Period fnofnDisappointed that Weimar failed to promote him Bach accepted Princeof Anhalt-Cohens offer fnofnin his five years ar Cothen 1717-23 he produced suits concertos and sonatas for various instruments fnofnDuring this period his wife died and in late 1721 he married Anna Magdalena Wilcke who was a young singer at court fnofnShortly after Bachs patron married a woman who didnt share the princes love for music fnofnTherefore Bachs position at court gradually declined MfnofnThe Leipzig years M Mfnofnwhen Bach was 38 he was appointed to one of the most important music position in Germany that of cantor at St Thomass Church in Leipzig Mfnofnamong the candidate were Georg Philipp Teleman 1687-1767 but he declined the offer MfnofnThe attitude of Leipzig Since the best man could not be obtained lesser ones would have to be accepted MfnofnBach did a formidable job at the St Thomas MfnofnHe supervised the music for the citys four main churches selected and trained their Choristers and
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