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Bach, Johann Sebastian 1685-1750

Works: 107,214 works in 259,913 publications in 22 languages and 1,645,136 library holdings
Genres: Vocal scores  Biography  Oratorios  Holy Week music  Masses  Interviews  Manuscripts  Live sound recordings  Suites  Variations (Music) 
Subject Headings: Composers 
Roles: Author, Composer, Arranger, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Compiler, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Transcriber, Attributed name, Dedicatee, Instrumentalist, Editor, Conductor, Performer, Musician, Adapter, Lyricist, Dubious author, Director, Curator, cpm, Compositor, s s, Translator
Classifications: ML410.B1, 782.24
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Most widely held works about Johann Sebastian Bach
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Most widely held works by Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg variations BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

591 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 10,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set contains the 1955 performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations that won the young Glenn Gould world fame paired with the pianist's second, vastly different, recording of the same piece, which came out only days before he died in 1982
The well-tempered clavier : books I and II, complete by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

1,142 editions published between 1744 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 7,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le chant du monde: 278 528/29
Brandenburg concerto no. 2, in F major by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

1,518 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 7,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sammlung von Notenmaterial der ehemaligen SCB-Bibliothek
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

646 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 6,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Sept. 1989, St. John's, Smith Square, London
Brandenburg concertos Brandenburgische Konzerte = Concertos Brandebourgeois by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

508 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 6,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Il Giardino Armonico's sheer sparkle gives it the edge."--New York Times
The Passion according to St. John by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

785 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 6,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most moving of all the musical settings of the Passion of Christ, and one of the most frequently performed of all religious choral works, relating and commenting upon Christ's crucifixion, death and resurrection. Reprinted from the authoritative Bach-Gesellschaft Edition published by Breitkopf & Härtel of Leipzig
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

375 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conductor Helmuth Rilling has won both fan and critical acclaim for his interpretations of Bach's works. Now the Bach expert is joined by the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and a cast of talented young soloists for dynamic recording of Bach's Mass in B Minor
Organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

322 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all the works for solo organ, including Preludes, Fugues, Chorales, Orgel-Büchlein, Fantasias, Toccatas, and Clavier-Übung III
Kantaten by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

233 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 4,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantates,. BWV 131,. Bach, Johann Sebastian4230
Die Kunst der Fuge by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

250 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Jan. 22-28, 1992
Die Kunst der Fuge : (The art of fugue) by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

639 editions published between 1750 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Teilbd. 1: Ausgabe nach dem Originaldruck ; Teilbd. 2: Ausgabe nach den autographen Quellen
Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

426 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalmusik. 6. Oratorien
Goldberg variations BWV 988 ; From The well-tempered clavier, Book II : Fugue in F-sharp minor, BWV 883 ; Fugue in E major, BWV 878 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

277 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer readable information includes interactive score which scrolls before the viewer as the music plays
St. Matthew Passion Matthäus-Passion = Passion selon St. Matthieu : BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

238 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karl Munchinger
Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

535 editions published between 1783 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalmusik. 4. Magnificat & Messen
The cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

179 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though they were long misunderstood as mere technical hurdles, Bach's six suites for unaccompanied cello are among those rare works of music that offer inexhaustible rewards for performer and listener alike. Yo-Yo Ma gave a pathbreaking account of the suites back in the '80s (Suites for Unaccompanied Cello ) but returns to them here impelled by a unique and interdisciplinary approach. For this project, Ma engaged the talents of artists in different fields--ranging from a landscape artist to a Kabuki actor and figure skaters--to produce six short films as a visual correlative for the highly distinctive character of each suite. While the success of the films in illuminating Bach's creativity is decidedly uneven, Ma brings the music itself to life with a searing, quasi-vocal eloquence. His interpretations are probing, characterized by imaginative bowing and attention to the spacious architecture of Bach's score. This is especially clear in Ma's preference for broad, expansive tempos and patient spinning of filigreed detail. True, the generally Romantic cast of his conception can seem overdone and exaggerated in statement, as if Ma is more intent on overlaying his own personality on the discipline of the music. But the prayerful, meditative concentration he brings to the Sarabandes--listen to the single-lined, anguished tone painting in Suite 5--is utterly convincing. There is a sense of profound introspection here, while in the Sarabande of Suite 6 Ma's phrasing suggests we are in the same spiritual terrain as Beethoven's late quartets. Yet there is no lack of blistering energy and extroverted high spirits in some of the more overtly dance-oriented movements. While purists may complain of distortion in these accounts, Ma once again proves he has something vital to say with this music. - Amazon
Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

236 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As follow up to last-year's acclaimed all-Beethoven recording, Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell continues as Music Director and Conductor of the world-renowned ensemble, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. On their new collaboration, this time with Bell also as a soloist, he conducts ASMF mostly from the concertmaster's chair in an all-Bach program. Joshua Bell is the first American and first person to hold the title of Music Director since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958
St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

159 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble, Polyphony, in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection
The Bach reader : a life of Johann Sebastian Bach in letters and documents by Hans T David( Book )

10 editions published between 1945 and 1972 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered in this volume are all the letters, reports, testimonials, complaints, thank-you notes, and other writings of J.S. Bach, together with a generous helping of performance and payment inventories, town council proceedings, court and archival records, letters of appointment, and other papers that document the fabric of the composer's daily life. Here, in English translations that preserve the full flavor of the originals, we encounter more than four hundred items. The book also presents a complete translation of J.N. Forkel's landmark 1802 biography, On Johann Sebastian Bach's Life, Genius, and Works; a thorough chronology of events in the composer's life and career; a detailed genealogy and family tree that Bach himself prepared; an extensive obituary written by C.P.E. Bach and J.F. Agricola; facsimiles of a dozen music manuscripts, including working drafts; Romantic-era views of Bach; and a wealth of other materials
J.S. Bach by Albert Schweitzer( Book )

7 editions published between 1905 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schweitzer's great work is probably the most important single contribution to the notable increase in the appreciation and understanding of J.S. Bach in recent years. Equally valuable aesthetically and practically, it reflects the wide outlook on life and art which the remarkable calibre of its author's mind makes possible, treating its subject from the standpoint not of a single art, but of art and science in general." -- Provided by publisher
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The well-tempered clavier : books I and II, complete
Alternative Names


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Bach, G. S.

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Bach, Giovanni S. 1685-1750

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Bach , Giovanni Sebastiano

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Bach, Jean S. 1685-1750

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Bach, Jean Sebastian 1685-1750

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Bach Jean Sébastien 1685-1750

Bach, Joan Sebastià, 1685-1750

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Bach, Joh. Seb. (Johann Sebastian)

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Bach, Johann 1685-1750

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Bach, Johann-Sebastian.

Bach, Johann-Sebastian 1685-1750

Bach, Johannes S. 1685-1750

Bach , Johannes Sebastian

Bach, Johannes Sebastian 1685-1750

Bach , John Sebastian

Bach, John Sebastian 1685-1750

Bach, Juan S.

Bach, Juan S., 1685-1750

Bach, Juan Sebastián, 1685-1750

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Bach, Sebastiano 1685-1750

Bachas, J. S.

Bachas, J. S., 1685-1750

Bachi Johann Sebastian

Bah, I. S.

Bah, Iogann Sebast'ân.

Bah Johan Sebastian

Baha, 1685-1750

Bahha, J. S.

Bahha, J. S., 1685-1750

Bahha, Yohan Sebasutian

Bahha, Yohan Sebasutian, 1685-1750

Bahs, J.S. (Johans Sebastiāns), 1685-1750

Bahs, Johans Sebastiāns, 1685-1750

Bahs, Johans Sebastjans, 1685-1750

Bahs, Johans Sebatjans

Bahs, Johans Sebatjans, 1685-1750

Bāḵ, 1685-1750

Bāḵ, Jōhān Sebaṣtī'ān 1685-1750

Bakh, I. S.

Bakh, I. S. (Iokhan Sebastian)

Bakh, Ĭ. S. (Ĭokhan Sebastian), 1685-1750

Bakh, Iogann Sebastian

Bakh, Iogann Sebastian 1685-1750

Bakh, Iokhan Sebastian

Bakh, Ĭokhan Sebastian, 1685-1750

Bakh, Y. S.

Bakh, Y. S., 1685-1750

Bakh, Yohan Sebastyan

Bakh, Yohan Sebasṭyan, 1685-1750

Huã Sevastiã Bach


Ioannes Sebastianus Bach

İohan Sebastyan Bax

Johann Sebastian Bach Akleman a komposer, organista, harpsikordista, biolista, ken biolinista

Johann Sebastian Bach claveciniste, organiste et compositeur allemand

Johann Sebastian Bach compositor alemany de música barroca

Johann Sebastian Bach compositor, músico alemão da música barroco.

Johann Sebastian Bach compositore, organista, clavicembalista e maestro di coro tedesco del periodo barocco

Johann Sebastian Bach Duitse componist

Johann Sebastian Bach German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist

Johann Sebastian Bach Komposer, pemain organ, pemain harpsichord, viola, dan biola dari Jerman

Johann Sebastian Bach músico e compositor do período barroco

Johann Sebastian Bach német barokk zeneszerző, orgonista, hegedűművész, kántor

Johann Sebastian Bach niemiecki kompozytor, organista, klawesynista, skrzypek i altowiolista

Johann Sebastian Bach organista, clavecinista y compositor alemán

Johann Sebastian Bach organista y compositor alemán

Johann Sebastian Bach tysk barokk-komponist og klaviaturvirtuos

Johann Sebastian Bach tysk komponist

Johans Sebastians Bahs

Juohans Sebastijans Bachs

Pa-ha, Te

Pa-ha, Te, 1685-1750

Γιόχαν Σεμπάστιαν Μπαχ Γερμανός συνθέτης

Бах, И.С. (Иоганн Себастьян), 1685-1750

Бах, Иоганн Себастьян

Бах, Иоганн Себастьян, 1685-1750

Бах Иоҳанн Себастян

Ёган Сэбастыян Бах

Йоhанн Себастиан Бах

Иоган Себастиан Бах

Иоганн Себастиан Бах

Иоганн Себастьян Бах немецкий композитор

Иогьанн Себастьян Бах

Йохан Себастиан Бах

Иоханн Себастьян Бах

Йоһан Себастиан Бах

Иоһанн Себастьян Бах

Іаган Себасцьян Бах

Јохан Себастијан Бах

Јохан Себастијан Бах немачки композитор

Յոհան Սեբաստիան Բախ

באך, יוהאן סבסטיאן, 1685-1750

באך, יוהן סבסטיאן

באך, יוהן סבסטין, 1685-1750

יאהאן זעבאסטיאן באך

יוהאן סבסטיאן באך


باخ، جوهان سباستيان، 1685-1750

جوہن باخ

يوهان سباستيان باخ

يوهان سباستيان باخ، 1685-1750

یوهان سباستیان باخ از بزرگترین آهنگسازان جهان و نوازنده ارگ آلمانی تبار

یوہان سبسٹیان باخ

یۆھان سباستیان باخ

योहान सेबेस्टियन बाख

योहान सेबास्तियन बाख़

ইয়োহান জেবাস্টিয়ান বাখ

ਯੋਹਾਨ ਸੇਬਾਸਤੀਅਨ ਬਾਖ

யோகான் செபாஸ்தியன் பாக்

ജോഹാൻ സെബാസ്റ്റ്യൻ ബാക്സ് German composer and organist

โยฮันน์ เซบาสเตียน บาค

ယိုဟန် ဆီဘက်ရှန်း ဘက်ရှ်

იოჰან სებასტიან ბახი

바하, 요한 세바스챤 1685-1750

바흐, J. S. 1685-1750

바흐, 요한 세바스찬 1685-1750

바흐, 요한 제바스티안 1685-1750

요한 제바스티안 바흐

ዮሐን ሴባስትያን ባክ


バッハ, J. S

バッハ, ヨハン・セバスチャン

ヨハン・ゼバスティアン・バッハ 18世紀のドイツで活躍した作曲家・音楽家


巴哈, 1685-1750




Brandenburg concerto no. 2, in F majorThe Passion according to St. JohnMass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineurDie Kunst der Fuge : (The art of fugue)Christmas oratorioMagnificatThe Bach reader : a life of Johann Sebastian Bach in letters and documents