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Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685 in Eisenach into a large family of musicians. At the age of 15, Johann Sebastian Bach received a scholarship at the Michaelis Monastery School in L & uuml; neburg. In March 1703, Johann Sebastian Bach was employed as a lackey and violinist at the court of Duke Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar.
After only a few months he left Weimar to take over the office of organist at the New Church in Arnstadt. Johann Sebastian Bach's professional duties - church service and training of students - give him enough time to pursue his musical inclinations. He wrote his first important organ compositions .
In June 1708, Johann Sebastian Bach submitted his resignation in order to hire Duke Wilhelm Ernst as court organist and chamber musician in Weimar. In 1714 he was promoted to concertmaster - his reputation as an organ virtuoso quickly spread across Germany. In August 1717 Bach was appointed Hofkapellmeister at his court in Anhalt-Kouml; then by Fürst Leopold. In K & ouml; then mainly instrumental works such asare created
- Violin concertos,
- Orchestra suites and
- numerous piano pieces.
In the last stage of his life, Bach created his great vocal works St. John and St. Matthew Passion , as well as numerous cantatas and motets. Johann Sebastian Bach died in Leipzig on July 28, 1750 at the age of 65.
Motif of the 10 DM silver coin
The picture side of the 10 DM silver coin shows the face of Johann Sebastian Bach with semicircular inscriptions around the picture on the value side and the value and the eagle.
|Value / currency:||10 DM|
|Condition / stamping quality:||Brilliant uncirculated|