from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Bach, Johann Sebastian 1685-1750. German composer and organist of the late baroque period. Among the greatest composers in history, he wrote more than 200 cantatas, the Saint Matthew Passion (1729), the Mass in B minor (1733-1738), orchestral works such as the six Brandenburg Concertos, and numerous works for organ, harpsichord, other solo instruments, and chamber ensembles. Four of his children became noted musicians: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784); Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), an important figure in the development of the symphony; Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795); and Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782).
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- proper n. A surname of English-speakers.
- proper n. Johann Sebastian Bach, a German organist and composer
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- v. lead a bachelor's existence
- n. the music of Bach
- n. German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
From German Bach. The surname was brought to the Anglo-Saxon world by immigrants from Germany, Denmark, etc. (Wiktionary)