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Johann Sebastian Bach

Composer (21-Mar-1685 — 28-Jul-1750)


Karl Geiringer; Irene Geringer. Johann Sebastian Bach: The Culmination of an Era. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. 1966. 382pp.

Karl Geiringer; Irene Geiringer. The Bach Family: Seven Generations of Creative Genius. New York: Oxford University Press. 1954. 514pp.

Albert Schweitzer. J. S. Bach: Le Musicien-Poete. Leipzig, Germany: Breitkopf & Härtel. 1905. (2 vols.) Language: French. Expanded and translated into German, Breitkopf & Härtel, 1908. An English translation produced in 1911 by the same company.

Albert Schweitzer. Translated by Ernest Newman. J. S. Bach. Breitkopf & Härtel. 1911. (2 vols.) 428pp. + 498pp. Language: English.

Philipp Spitta. Translated by Clara Bell; J. A. Fuller Maitland (from German). The Life of Bach. Novello and Company, Ltd.. 1899. (3 vols.) 656pp. + 721pp. + 419pp.

Ruth Tatlow. Bach and the Riddle of the Number Alphabet. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 186pp.

Charles Sanford Terry. John Christian Bach: A Biography. Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford. 1929. 373pp. Also a second edition in 1967.

Charles Sanford Terry. The Music of Bach: An Introduction. London: Oxford University Press. 1933. 104pp.

Christoph Wolff. Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician. New York: Norton. 2000. 599pp.

Percy M. Young. The Bachs, 1500-1850. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 1970. 341pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.44)

  9. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.30)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.87)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.33)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.70)

  13. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.43-45)

  14. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.9-13)

  15. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.40-48)

  16. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.33)

  17. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.27-30)

  18. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.24)

  19. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.21)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.14)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.83)

  22. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (pp.17-19)

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