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Born: Eisenach, Thuringia, March 21, 1685

Died: Leipzig, Germany, July 28, 1750

Major Works:

  • Choral Music:
    • The Passion According to St. John
    • The Passion According to St. Matthew
    • Mass in B minor
    • Church cantatas
  • Orchestral Music:
    • 6 Brandenberg Concertos
    • 4 suites
    • Concerto in D minor for piano and orchestra
    • Concertos in A minor and E major for violin and orchestra
    • Concerto in D minor for two violins and orchestra
  • Piano Music (including clavier, clavichord, harpsichord):
    • 6 French suites
    • 6 English suites
    • 6 partitas
    • The Well Tempered Clavier
    • Goldberg Variations
    • Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
  • Chamber Music:
    • 6 sonatas for violin and piano
    • 3 sonatas for unaccompanied violin
    • 3 partitas for unaccompanied violin
  • Organ Music:
    • Passacaglia in C minor
    • Toccata and Fugue in D minor
    • Fantasia and Fugue in G minor
    • Toccata in C major

Source: Cross, Milton, and David Ewen. 1962. Milton Cross' Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.