You see 5 children, two boy, three girls. On the left is the oldes boy, next is the oldest girl. Next is a girl, than a boy again and finally a girl. They are on the floor and they are looking to the photographer. All children are smiling.
You see 5 children, two boy, three girls. On the left is the oldes boy, next is the oldest girl. Next is a girl, than a boy again and finally a girl. They are on the floor and they are looking to the photographer. All children are smiling.
 

Bach Cities and Bach Places – Actually Here's a Way to Remember Them Easily

Not in a children's book about Johann Sebastian Bach but in a real biography is very complicated in the beginning. And it seems to be a real chaos: Where Johann Sebastian Bach once lived and where Johann Sebastian once worked. Because trips are mixed there with residences, genealogy with places where he performed. And so on and so on nothing is really easy with Johann Sebastian Bach.

9 minutes and you are through, with the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. Plus you don't spoil the pleasant anticipation for the children's book related to the Thomas Cantor, if ... just if you are younger than 10 years.


Easy to remember: The Number Is 8 or 9 or 10

Everything starts in Eisenach, there he is born. He lived in Ohrdruf from the age of 10. In Lueneburg he continued to attend school. That's a total of 3 locations.

Now, the time in Thuringia is following: A like Arnstadt, M like Muehlhausen, W like Weimar. That is easy to recall. A M W. It's an additional total of 3, so altogether we now have six Bach places.

In Dornheim Bach had married. It was in his era in Muehlhausen. Plus one is seven. From Weimar he moved to Koethen and finally he moved to Leipzig, plus two is a total of nine Bach places.

Just to mention it: He was in Weimar twice. However, one period was so short, that many a Bach biographer doesn't even mention this. That is what we do too. Remain 9 real Johann Sebastian Bach locations. Those who want to bear one more place in mind, decides for Wechmar: There everything began, when the family of the Bachs changed into the world famous Bach family of musicians. With the great-great-grandfather of Johann Sebastian Bach. Veit Bach. So now here they are, nine that is to say ten Bach cities and Bach places.


9 + 1 Bach Cities and Bach Places: Wechmar, Thuringia

Non-competitive! So to speak: That is the Veit-Bach-Mill in the Bach place of Wechmar. Wechmar is definitely no "Johann Sebastian Bach Place". Plus it goes without saying that Wechmar is no Bach city at all. However, everything started here – exciting for those, who is interested, after he read a biography a biography for children or one for adults – wants to learn more about this composer and his family. If not now, then may be in 20 years. So, you already know today, were to find everything related to this composer Johann Sebastian Bach on the internet.

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Bach City of Eisenach, Thuringia

Number 1 of the "Johann Sebastian Bach Cities": Eisenach. However: Johann Sebastian Bach was not born in Wartburg Castle – here in the picture above – plus he was not born in the Bachhaus which is the Bach House  too. Indeed he lived in the Bachhaus for almost 10 years. You might wonder why I call them "Johann Sebastian Bach cities", not just Bach cities. The answer is related to the number of Bachs, who made music in and around Thuringia over hundreds of years. So not every Bach city is a "Johann Sebastian Bach city".


Bach City of Ohrdruf, Thuringia

Number 2 of the Johann Sebastian Bach cities: Ohrdruf. Johann Sebastian Bach moved in to his oldest brother, when he had lost first his mother and next his father, when he was almost 10 years old.


Bach City of Lueneburg, Lower Saxony

Number 3 of the "Johann Sebastian Bach cities": Lueneburg. So it's a total of three Bach cities, in which the composer spent his childhood and his youth.


Bach City of Arnstadt, Thuringia

Number 4 of the "Johann Sebastian Bach cities: Arnstadt, Thuringia. After his childhood and his youth the time in Thuringia now follows. You best keep in mind the number 4 for that. In Arnstadt the musician became cantor for the first time. Half a year with no serious job in Weimar is, what we cancel here.


Bach City of Muehlhausen, Thuringia

Number 5 of the "Johann Sebastian Bach cities": Muehlhausen. Here was Bach cantor too, like in Arnstadt, however this was a short period only.

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Bach Place of Dornheim, Thuringia

The number 6, however it's a Bach place, because it's really just a small community. As a Bach location it's very much worth a visit. The cantor Johann Sebastian Bach married here during his epoch in Muehlhausen.


Bach City of Weimar, Thuringia

Number 7 of the "Johann Sebastian Bach cities is Weimar. The musician performed music and lived here for almost full nine years.  First as a musician, later as a concert master. Plus he was composing. None of both guys in the pic above – by the way – is Johann Sebastian Bach.


Bach City of Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt

Number 8 in the list. From here it gets easy, as there are just two locations outside Thuringia left ... in the career of Johann Sebastian Bach. That is first number 7 of the "Johann Sebastian Bach cities and Johann Sebastian Bach places", namely Koethen.


Bach City of Leipzig, Saxony

Number 9 of the "Johann Sebastian Bach cities and location": Leipzig. Here the composer spent 27 years. Here he was Thomas Cantor.

Now you are missing number 10? Okay, I presented a first Bach location on top of all Johann Sebastian Bach locations, that is to say Bach cities and Bach places. It is Wechmar, that small community in Thuringia. Now it's on you, how deep you want to "dive" into the Bach universe. Actually if it comes to such a famous, large and exciting family, the credle – so to speak – of this family counts, even if Johann Sebastian Bach had never been there. If your essay, homework or presentation is supposed to become short, probably 8 Bach cities and Bach places would do. If you want it just a little more detailed, add the Bach place of Dornheim, were Bach married his first wife. If you want to surprise your audience, tell them that there is a total of 33 Bach cities and Bach places, however just for those, who want to read deep, very deep into the subject of Johann Sebastian Bach.


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Bach Cities / Bach Places

 


Music of Johann Sebastian Bach plus Photos of the Bach Cities and the Bach Places ... That Means: No Boring Narrated Text

For all of you. For all of you, who would like to explore more pictures than just one of the Bach cities and Bach places, there is a really special "service". Renate and I have decided for the 10 of the most favoured and most well-known music works of the great Johann Sebastian Bach and searched for some 25 pics. So you have enough time, to discover the individual photos of the Bach cities and the Bach places plus you can listen to the extraordinary music, too.


Bach Place of Wechmar Music Video

Johann Sebastian Bach for children music video 1: In addition to the pics of this Bach location we decided for his music work "Bauernkantate", which is "Farmer Cantata", sort of, In the BWV, the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis, which is the Bach Work Index however there is no such translation it is the number 212.


Bach City of Eisenach Music Video

Johann Sebastian Bach for children music video 2: Coming with the pictures of Eisenach, Renate and I decided to present Bach's music piece "Ouvertuere Nr. 2 in H-Moll". In the Bach Werke-Verzeichnis, it has the number BWV 1067.


Bach City of Ohrdruf Music Video

Johann Sebastian Bach for children music video 3: Ohrdruf is one of the smaller Bach cities and in the oncoming video we decided – as an example – to add Bach's music work "Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe". It's number 147 in the BWV, the Bach Works Index, which in German is Bach Werke-Verzeichnis.


Bach City of Lueneburg Music Video

Johann Sebastian Bach for children music video 4: I took many photos of this lovely town without a Bach memorial, Renate and I chose some 25 and we combined it with Bach's work in the BWV Nr. 1041, which is "Violin Concert No. 2 in E major".


Bach City of Arnstadt Music Video

It's the Arnstadt music video number 6 on the website Bach for children. We decided for a music work from the "Brandenburg Concerts". It's concert no. 3. It's number 1048 in the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis. You know, what's this in English, don't you?


Bach City of Muehlhausen Music Video

The Bach for children the music video 7 about Muehlhausen. We decided for the perfect pictures and we decided for the perfect sound to mix both: It's the "Magnificat in D major". It's number 243 in the Bach Works Register BWV (Bach Werke-Verzeichnis).

 

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Bach Place of Dornheim Music Video

The Bach for Children Dornheim Music Video (8) ... what a title. Believe me, it wasn't easy at all, to take enough pictures for this presentation in Dornheim. We decided for Johann Sebastian Bach's "Christmas Oratorio", which is number 248 in the Bach Werke-Verzeichnis.


Bach City of Weimar Music Video

Remember? Don't mess up Weimar and Wechmar. Here it's about Weimar (9), the only Bach city, where Bach worked and lived twice in his life. We decided for the music work "Concert No. 2" of the "Brandenburg Concerts". You can't wait to get the BWV number? Here you are: It's BWV number 1047.


Bach City of Koethen Music Video

Johann Sebastian Bach for Children Video 10. Please enjoy the music video about the city, which Bach liked best back then. We decided for a sad music work with the tile "I hatte viel Bekuemmernis", which is – over the thumb – "I Had Many Troubles", which is number 21 in the Bach Works Register.


Bach City of Leipzig Music Video

The final Johann Sebastian Bach for Children Music Video (11). We decided for Bach's music work "Suite No. 1 from the 6 Cello Suites". A final hint: It's number 1007 in the Bach Werke-Verzeichnis, the Bach Works Register, the BWV.

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