Some of the works were later attributed to Johann Sebastian, but were recently recognized as written by Johann Christoph. [10] In the years that followed Johann Christoph copied several compositions by his younger brother.[11]. It was under his guidance that J. S. Bach laid the foundations of his keyboard technique. He was born at Arnstadt, the son of Heinrich Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach's first cousin once removed and the first cousin of J.S. Johann Christoph Bach (baptised 18 December [O.S. 8 December] 1642 – 31 March 1703) was a German composer and organist of the Baroque period. After a spell in Italy, Bach moved to London in 1762, where he became known as "the London Bach". Johann Christoph was born in Erfurt in June 1671, a few months before the family moved to Eisenach, where Johann Sebastian was born fourteen years later as the last child. One of the most famous works is the cantata Meine Freundin, du bist schön, based on the Song of Solomon. It is believed that Bach elder brother, Johann Christoph Bach taught him compositions and exposed Bach to works of great musicians. "The early works and the heritage of the seventeenth century", p. 75 ff. [2], In 1690 Johann Christoph became organist at the Michaeliskirche at Ohrdruf. Johann Christoph Bach (1671 - 1721) Both of J. S. Bach’s parents had died by the time he was ten. Johann Christoph was born in Erfurt in June 1671, a few months before the family moved to Eisenach, where Johann Sebastian was born fourteen years later as the last child. The boy went to live with his eldest brother, also named Johann Christoph, who was the organist at the Michaeliskirche at Ohrdruf (pictured). His brother, Johann Michael Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach's father-in-law and Maria Barbara's father), was also a composer. Some of the works were later attributed to Johann Sebastian, but were recently recognized as written by Johann Christoph. Bach received violin lessons from his father. In 1686 Johann Christoph was sent to Erfurt to study under Johann Pachelbel for the next three years. His brother, Johann Michael Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach's father-in-law and Maria Barbara's father), was also a composer. ... Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach and Johann Christian Bach, sons from his second marriage, also enjoyed musical success. One of the most famous works is the cantata Meine Freundin, du bist schön, based on the Song of Solomon. He died, aged 49, in Ohrdruf. Bach's father, Johann Ambrosius Bach.He was also the uncle of Maria Barbara Bach, J. S. Bach's first wife and second cousin. Sebastian Bach described him in his Genealogy (Ursprung, 1735) as "the profound composer", thus hinting at his reputation, not just within the family, but within society. [2] By the end of his apprenticeship he was organist in the St. Thomas church in that town for a short time, followed by some months at Arnstadt where several Bach relatives lived. Johann Christoph Bach (16 June 1671 – 22 February 1721) was a musician of the Bach family. He died just ten days after his wife Maria died. [3] His mother Maria Elisabeth Lämmerhirt had died earlier that year, and his father Johann Ambrosius Bach died in March the next year. 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A family genealogy was drawn up by Johann Sebastian Bach himself in 1735, his 50th year, and completed by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. Bach [24] sons who attained renown in classical music. 11–12, Stephen A. Crist. He also had a beautiful voice and sang in the church choir. In October 1694 he married Dorothea von Hof. Two younger brothers, Johann Jacob and Johann Sebastian, who up till then had been living with their father in Eisenach, came to live with Johann Christoph's family in Ohrdruf. It was kept on a book-shelf which had a latticed front. He was also the uncle of Maria Barbara Bach, J. S. Bach's first wife and second cousin. Yet Johann Christoph found the money to have his portrait painted in oil several times, including the well-known portrait of him that is on display in a Berlin museum. Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach [49] (Composer) Born: June 21, 1732 - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany Died: January 26, 1795 - Bückeburg, Germany Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach [49] was one of four J.S. Johann Christoph possessed a book containing several pieces by these masters, and [Johann Sebastian] Bach begged earnestly for it, but without effect. Bach stayed with his brother's family until he was 15. Johann Christoph had a reputation as a composer that was only equalled by that of Johann Sebastian within the Bach family during his lifetime. But his brother found the copy and took it from him without pity, nor did Bach recover it until his brother's death soon after.