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Unformatted text preview: o Started studying with father until the age of 10, father died Sent to study keyboard with brother (learned organ and harpsichord) o Sang in church choir o By 1703 career as organist/violinist in Arnstudt at a court o Married his cousin in 1707 o 1708 organist and chamber musician for Duke of Sax-Weimar 1708-1717 wrote most of his organ compositions Has 7 children (ends up at 12 after he remarries) o 1717 moves to Cothen Calvinist court Wrote lots of secular/instrumental music Wrote Book I of The Well Tempered Clavier Well tempered = well tuned, tuning becoming standard Clavier = keyboard o 1722 applies for Khunaus job Gets it in 1723 after 2 others turned it down Stays here for the rest of his life...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MUL 2010 taught by Professor Goldblatt during the Summer '06 term at University of Florida.
- Summer '06