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Johann Bernhard Bach 1676-1749


Johann Bernhard studied briefly with his second cousin Johann Sebastian in Weimar, later becoming organist and court musician in Eisenach, the city of that cousin's birth. His excellent instrumental oeuvre is very much in the style of Telemann. Johann Sebastian performed four of his instrumental suites with his Collegium Musicum in Leipzig. Johann Bernhard was the father of Johann Ernst who became his colleague during the last year of his life.

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