Bach, Johann Ludwig

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Bach, Johann Ludwig

Bach, Johann Ludwig, son of Johann Jacob [I]; b. Thai (baptized), Feb. 6, 1677; d. Meiningen (buried), March 1, 1731. He was a great-grandson of Lips Bach (d. Oct. 10, 1620) In 1699 he became a court musician in Meiningen, where he was appointed cantor in 1703, and Court Kapellmeister in 1711. He wrote numerous vocal compositions as well as orch. works, but few have been preserved.


A. Jaffé, The Cantatas of J.L. B. (diss., Boston Univ., 1957).

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