Johann Sebastian Bach ... Life, Family, Facts, Videos, Genealogy, Music, Memorials, Locations, Work, Bach Short Biography


Johann Sebastian Bach.




Johann Sebastian Bach ... for many humans all over the planet, it means just heavenly music. However, the subject of Johann Sebastian Bach offers more: his life, his family, his genealogy. Plus, there are Bach postage stamps, Bach cities, Bach places, and Bach monuments. Enjoy videos with Bach music, quotes about Bach from prominent folks, FAQ and finally … facts and Bach short biographies, too. This is the international and multilingual section, that comes with the new internet portal "Bach ueber Bach" and "Bach on Bach". Its general goal is to spread the knowledge and music of one of the greatest composers ever, even beyond the borders of language barriers. This Bach project wants to introduce folks all over the world to learn more about this unique composer and musician of the baroque era – Johann Sebastian Bach – and make the way to his music and his life easy.



Johann Sebastian Bach.






Three Sections: Miniature Biography Video – The "Bach on Bach" Project – The Short J.S. Bach Biography for Reading




This is your section – in your mother language – and there are two pages. One is hidden in the navigation. You get to it from the bottom of this page 1. Or with a click here. I will provide the Bach miniature video in many languages. But some will remain in English. Try it out and if you only find it in English, watch it anyway. It's worth it. On page 1, you will also find "this and that" around the project “Bach on Bach” – my Johann Sebastian Bach adventure – and there’s a lot to explore for you. There are links to pages, which you can handle even without speaking one word in English or German. Bach’s music for instance: Just click on one music piece – you don’t have to know the name at all – next choose a picture theme to decide on what series of photos you want to explore while listening to the music of Bach. That’s it. Bach stamps: You don’t need to speak English or German to adore them. Bach monuments: It's the same situation. Same thing with pictures of the Bach cities and Bach places. Make it an adventure: Just try it. Plus, there is an ultra-short "miniature Bach biography video" with music, professional narration, film and pics ... nine minutes short, and just three lines away. On page 2 ( ... just a reminder, you get there from the bottom of this page ... or from here) there is a short biography to read about the life of the composer with many, many pictures to enjoy.










The Bach Short Biography Mini Video


A short biography about Johann Sebastian Bach: life, music, pictures, film, narration. Just 9 minutes quick. Sorry – one exception on this page – it’s in English only.




A short biography about Johann Sebastian Bach: life, music, pictures, film, narration. Just 9 minutes quick. I guess this is the only Bach Video Short Biography in your mother language on the planet.









My Bach Project: Many Themes




Here it is about many subjects regarding Johann Sebastian Bach: monuments, stamps, genealogy, family, music, videos and so many themes more. To read the short biography click here or at the bottom of this page.






Bach Monuments, Bach Monuments


The Johann Sebastian Bach monument in Weimar. Bach lived in this German town twice, and for 9 years.



The Bach monument in EisenachIn this town, Bach was born, and he lived there for 10 years.



The Bach monument in Ulm in the southern part of Germany. Ulm is located on the Danube. The Bach monument is located inside the Ulm Minster.



The old Johann Sebastian Bach monument in Leipzig. The composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy paid for it.



The new Bach monument in Leipzig. You will find many more Bach monuments on a different page of this website. Please click here.






Johann Sebastian Bach: Facts and Life




Johann Sebastian Bach lived from 1685 to 1750. He became 65 years old. These are the crucial facts. His father's name was Johann Ambrosius Bach. His mother's name was Maria Elisabetha. He was the youngest of eight siblings. Bach was a composer, a musician, and a pipe organ expert. At the age of ten years, Bach became an orphan. He moved in with his oldest brother in Ohrdruf. After his time in school he first became an organist, then band leader and finally music director. He worked for the church, for town councils, and for aristocrats. His longest period, Bach spent at Leipzig in Saxony. These are the crucial facts in some 100 words. More facts? There are nine Bach cities and Bach places today. And you link 33 Bach cities and Bach places to the name of Bach. Today, these Bach places and Bach cities are touristic destinations for Bach fans from all over the world. To experience these Bach cities, you don't have to speak nor English neither German. Click here: There are many photos of all Bach cities and Bach places. All about the life of the musician is almost only available in German and English. But now there is the international page in your mother language ... for teachers for their students. Here you will find more about Johann Sebastian Bach. These are facts, facts, facts.



The life of Johann Sebastian Bach: He loved his family.



More regarding the life of Johann Sebastian Bach: He was the very best musician playing the pipe organ all over the world.



The life of Johann Sebastian Bach. In Leipzig, he lived for 27 years.






Johann Sebastian Bach in Books




Did you know it? There are some 53,000 publications and books about the theme of Bach. And there are some 7,000 biographies about Bach. Every year, at least one new biography about the life of the composer comes into being. Aside from the biography, there are many short biographies about Johann Sebastian Bach available. On this Bach portal alone, soon there will be short biographies available in 50+ languages. Caution, Advertisement: And the author of this Bach website wrote a book as well. A Bach biography for children. For children between age five years and eleven years. End of the ad. Of course, there are many books around the theme of "Bach and music". However, these books are mostly in German and English language. Here you will find all publication regarding the Bach family of musicians and Johann Sebastian Bach in Belfast/Ireland, please click here.


Much later and on the page 2 in your mother language, you will find a more detailed short biography. It's the page in the chapter "International Versions" with the number 2. Here, you get a shortcut to this Bach short biography again. It starts below the third pic on that page.



A very old book about Johann Sebastian Bach. It is an age-old Bach biography.



Advertisement. Advertisement? I don't think so, because I get no commission from Amazon. But a lawyer might consider this picture underline commercial, that's why I place the hint upfront, the text color is blue, the text is not italic and the two links are black. By the way: The book on the left - "The Little Bach Book" written by our friend David Gordon -  is a real jewel, it's not a biography, but it tells more than exciting and likeable, what everyday life was like, when Bach lived, and all is always connected to the super composer. The Bach biography "The True Life of Johann Sebastian Bach" by Klaus Eidam on the right is my secret top tip. I read it four times and I love it. It's exciting and entertaining. The actually, current best-selling biography about Bach is - in my opinion -  "very heavily digestible" and sort of boring. I started to read it four times and I didn't make it until page 50. It's a pity, both recommended books above are published in English only. End of Advertisement.



One more biography about Johann Sebastian Bach. With glued in pictures in it. Plus, there is a manual to "sew it on your own". Honestly.






The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach




The best of all Bach scientists assume, there once were 11,200 works of Bach existing. Today, only some more than 1,100 music works are still known. Bach's life was music. Make acquaintance with Johann Sebastian Bach's music. On this website. There is a collection. The most well-known music pieces of Bach. 33 Bach pieces in 333 seconds. Actually, that fast it's a shame. Click on the link above.


You have many options, to listen to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on this website. You can combine each piece of music on this website. 33 pieces of music, 33 photo themes. That is 1,089 ultra-short videos with music of Bach. First, you decide for the music. First ( ! )  ... that is very crucial. Next, you decide on the photo theme. The photo themes? Bach cities, Bach places, Bach monuments, Bach stamps. But there are more cities in Germany, which I present with Bach's music and more themes, not at all related to Bach. Again, and important: Please choose the piece of music work first. Not until after that, you decide for the photo theme. Plus, you don't have to speak nor English neither German.



Here are 1,089 Bach music videos for you. With a click here, you get to the page "Bach Top 33": the most popular music works of Johann Sebastian Bach. You discover the German titles of the works of Bach in the red navigation. You have to decide on a piece of music first. After you decided for a piece of music, you decide for one of the 33 photo themes.



It is that easy, just try it out. Click on one of the 33 music works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Not earlier but after that, you decide on a photo theme. 33 works, 33 photo themes, 1,089 Bach music videos. Here you get to "Bach Top 33" ... again.






1,089 Bach Music Videos: 3 Examples


The "Festival of Lights". Music of Bach and impressions of the festival in the German capital Berlin. A Bach music video. And the pics are by Gerhard Kaune, husband of my  dear sister Petra.



Music of Johann Sebastian Bach and photos of his native city, Eisenach: a Bach music video.



Music of Bach and pictures from Leipzig: a Bach music video.






The Family of Musicians Around Johann Sebastian Bach




There are families of musicians. Plus, there are famous families of musicians. A family of musicians - actually - should make music over two or three or more generations. Johann Sebastian Bach is the icon in the most famous family of musicians all over the planet. More than 150 musicians. In five, seven and nine generations. There are some descendants of the ancestor living today: in Germany, in the USA, and in the Netherlands. And many of them still make music. For that reason, the Bach family is not only the most famous, but the biggest family of musicians of all time as well.



Mozart as well was a member of a family of musicians. However, this family was much smaller than the family of musicians of Johann Sebastian Bach.



Richard Wagner. His family is the second-biggest famous family of musicians in the world.



Johann Strauss. Father and Son were famous. It's obvious: a family of musicians.






The Bach Genealogy




Is the Bach genealogy interesting for you? You don't need to speak English nor German. Click here, and you get to an "international" pattern. The Bach genealogy on this website is the only correct in the world. Several scientists were involved. The author of this website's wife, Renate, has added all expertise. Plus, she did endless research on her own. And she has found at least one more Bach branch. Plus, her Bach genealogy gets one generation deeper into the past. The youngest member in the genealogy of the Bach family of musicians is, right now, two months old.



The pattern of the Bach genealogy. You don't have to speak German or English. It is international. Click here.



The Bach genealogy: This is the father of Johann Sebastian Bach ... Johann Ambrosius Bach.



The second famous Bach in the Bach genealogy: the son of Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.




Many scientists worked on the Bach genealogy. For more than 250 years. But the Bach genealogy is controversial. And, it started 500 years ago. The Bach genealogy is not yet finished. This genealogy is the passion of my wife, Renate Bach.



A jewel coming with the research of the genealogy of the Bach family: the photo of the Bach Band in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.



The Bach genealogy today: the pedigree of the author of this website.



A specialist in the genealogy of the Bach family of musicians: Mrs. Helga Brueck. It's a pity, she died much too early in 2013.






Johann Sebastian Bach Stamps and Johann Sebastian Bach Videos




For Bach stamps and for many Bach videos on this website, you don't need to know any German or English. Because Bach stamps are international. 150 stamps have been released in 90 years. Germany released the most Bach stamps. There are new ones worldwide every year. Most Bach stamps are released in so-called Bach years. On this website you will find them all: These are all Bach stamps ever printed on earth. Plus, this page is not designed for stamp collectors. It is for Bach fans. Click here to see them all.



Johann Sebastian  Bach on a stamp from Ireland.



A very young Bach stamp from the Ivory Coast.



An also very young Johann Sebastian Bach stamp. From Burundi. There are 150 stamps related to the theme of Bach.




There is even a Bach video about Bach stamps: "A Trip With Johann Sebastian Bach Around the World". On Bach stamps. My recommendation: Click on the play button in the picture below.



Johann Sebastian Bach on stamps ... the video. Sorry, it's in English only. Forever and ever. Watch it anyway.




There are Bach Videos as well, which introduce Bach cities and Bach places to you. With narrated text. Sorry, they are available in English and German only. But they are short, and the music and the photos are beautiful. And so you experience German cities. Just try one. Here are three Bach videos examples. Just click the play button. If you like it, meet all Bach cities and Bach places.



One of the Bach places: a short video.



A short video about a Bach city: Weimar.



Erfurt ... what a beautiful Bach city.






1,089 Bach Videos: Music, Pictures ... And No Narrated Text at All




You have already read about Bach videos, which you can combine. First, choose one of Bach's music works. It is important. You do not need to know how it is called in your language. Also without this, it is interesting. Just click. You will find these works in the red navigation. Now it's your next choice: Choose a photo theme. Here you will find not only the themes of Bach. There are just any beautiful photo themes. There are three examples below. To all the videos of Bach (... exactly 1,089) click here.



Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, plus pictures of the USA National Parks.



Music from Johann Sebastian Bach, and masks from Venice, Italy.



Music from Bach, and one of the most well-known German cities abroad. However, it's no Bach city: Rothenburg on the Tauber.






For Parents, Teachers, Bach Enthusiasts, and Music School Teachers




In this chapter, it's all about Bach for children. This website is created for four groups of folks. For Bach enthusiasts, teachers, parents and for kids and students. It is supposed to be fun. It is supposed to direct children to classical music. It's a "manual". Here you will find music of Bach in a compact way: the 33 most famous pieces in 333 seconds with one click. Here is the starting line to the theme of Bach. For children, it is a first meeting point. A real Bach short biography is a step. Plus, children should definitely check the "Bach stage" on this website. Even without speaking German or English. And you manage the translation on your own: Here is the link to the most accurate translation software in the world ... and I am sure about that!



Johann Sebastian Bach for Children (... the website): For children it has to be fun, too. Always!



Children perform for the website "Bach on Bach". A short exciting Bach video.



For children: the Bach video with Bach music plus kitten.






20 Bach Children ... 4 Famous Composers




Johann Sebastian Bach was the youngest of eight siblings. But four siblings died early. Bach had 20 children. 7 children with his first wife, 13 children with his second wife. But many of them died very early as well. 



Child number 2 of the children of Johann Sebastian Bach. It was the first famous Bach son: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.



Child number 5 of the children of Johann Sebastian Bach. The second famous Bach son: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.



Number 16 of the children of Johann Sebastian Bach. The third famous Bach son: Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach.



Number 18 of the children of Johann Sebastian Bach. The fourth famous Bach son: Johann Christian Bach.






Bach Choirs, Bach Orchestras, Bach Societies ... Worldwide




How many Bach choirs, Bach orchestras and Bach societies do exist on earth? The number is 222. Absolute exactly. Today ... and that was some time ago. This chapter is international. If you are able to read English or German, you may visit these pages. It starts with the Bach Choir and the Bach orchestra in Amsterdam in the Netherlands to the Zuercher Bach Choir in Switzerland. Do you know one more Bach choir, another Bach orchestra or one more Bach society, which is not on the list today? If so, please send me a mail. With a click here you get directly to all those Bach choirs, Bach orchestras, and Bach societies. 222 exactly? Yes, sometimes there are a few more, sometimes there are a few less.



There are 222 Bach societies, Bach choirs and Bach orchestras in the world.






Jean-Sébastien, Juan or Just Johann ... Sebastian ... Bach?




A master, a musician. Almost in the whole world, it sounds similar, when you pronounce his name. But for some, just this is a challenge. With the pronunciation. For instance, in the United States of America. Plus, in the United Kingdom. There you to struggle with these four letters. The tongue of these folks is not that much used to pronounce "Bach", the " ch " at the end of "Bach" is the challenge. But in China, it sounds just like in Thuringia, Germany. In France, they quickly relabelled him: There, his name is Jean-Sébastien Bach. And, because they had been creative, they even inserted a hyphen between the Jean and the Sébastien. In Spain and in Portugal, Johann is Juan, now and then. In Albania, it's special. There they write Bach just "Bah". So, that it sounds like "Bach" when they read "Bah". How smart! In Russia, they write the Thomas Cantor "Бах". In Greece, he is "Μπαχ". How you write the composer in Chinese, in Korean, in Hebrew, in Arabic, in Vietnamese, and in Japanese, is what you can figure out with a click on the particular link in the red navigation. It is always the first line on this page.



Johann Sebastian Bach in Russian.



The seal of Johann Sebastian Bach.



The signature of Johann Sebastian Bach.



The grave of Johann Sebastian Bach.






33 Master Pieces (... for the First Time)


33 masterpieces in 333 seconds. What a shame. What a fun.






The International Johann Sebastian Bach Dream Team



Please, do not translate the following five green lines! Here - instead - please tell a little about yourself. Not much longer and not much shorter than in my example for you, below the picture of Susan, and the US flag, and Lady Liberty, and the NY skyline, and the underline ... would be great.



Susan Bach Weaver (... don't translate, this is where YOUR name and picture will be located). If you don't want your full name here, it's okay with me. If you don't want your photo here, I would accept it, however, I would prefer both, your name and your pic).




(Don't translate, but tell a little about you. Like you can read in this paragraph: Please send me the text for 88 + 89 in both English and your mother language). If you operate a website, feel free to use your www address, I will hyperlink to this address.


Susan Bach Weaver is a member of the International Johann Sebastian Bach Dream Team, and she is family! Susan lives in the United States and holds a BS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist and author of the Rainbow Reach book series, which helps children deal with grief and loss (www.rainbowreach.com). Susan is also a highly regarded art director and founder of the graphic design firm, "Dobe Marketing, Inc.", named for her lifelong love of Doberman Pinschers.




We want to thank [ Susan: place your name here ] for helping to translate this section, which will allow the world to learn about a music genius in languages other than English and German. 




Thank you, Susan

Peter & Renate




No number ... don't translate ... 



The International Johann Sebastian Bach Dream Team Page on "Bach on/ueber Bach"


At the bottom of the international pages in Chinese, Russian and Ukraine, and more, you can check, how your picture and a short vita will look like, after you helped to translate this section into a perfect version of your mother language: Click here ... next scroll down. Or, click here and meet the complete team.


Hi and thank you for your great help and support ...




No number ... don't translate ... I Address Folks, That Came Here Accidentally


Thank you for your visit (... does not apply for folks, which whom we already have contact), and we hope you had fun so far. If you feel you are not able to help with the translation, but want to support us anyhow, maybe you might convince your professor or teacher to search and help with a volunteer (... via the university's or the school's dashboard), who would help to translate these two pages for us in a quality, which Johann Sebastian Bach would have loved? Thank you for that, too.


A warm hello from Germany!


Renate and Peter on our maybe future common Johann Sebastian Bach mission.





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