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Johann Christoph Bach
Birth: Dec. 6, 1642
Death: Mar. 31, 1703

Organist, Composer. The uncle of Johann Sebastian Bach, he was in his time the most famous member of the musical Bach family, renowned throughout Germany for his virtuosity at the organ. Born in Arnstadt, he was taught music by his father and at age 20 was appointed organist of the Arnstadt Court Chapel. From 1665 until his death he served as organist of the Georgenkirche (St. George's Church) in Eisenach, and during his last three years was also the Duke of Eisenach's official chamber musician. Although he was greatly respected as an artist, Bach was frequently at odds with town and church officials over money matters and he died bitter and debt-ridden. Bach's compositions were relatively few but of high quality, particularly the 44 Preludes and Chorales for organ. J.S. Bach grew up listening to him play and called him "a profound composer"; some of the older man's works, including the motet "Ich lasse dicht nicht", were mistakenly attributed to the Baroque genius. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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  Johann Christoph Bach (1676 - 1738)*
 
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Burial:
Alter Friedhof (Old Cemetery)
Eisenach
Eisenacher Stadtkreis
Thüringen, Germany
 
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Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: May 16, 2007
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Johann Christoph Bach
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His parents were Heinrich Bach (1615-1692) and Eva Hoffman (1616-1679).
- Genealogy Corner
 Added: Sep. 20, 2014
This is NOT Sebastian Bachs uncle. His uncle was born in 1645 Not 1642. His uncle was Johann Christop Bach, the twin brother to Johann Ambrosious Bach, Sebastians father. The man pictured and born in 1642 is Johann Christoph Bach son of Heinrich Bach. ...(Read more)
- Linda Haag
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014
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