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Prince Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar (Composer)

Born: 25th December 1696, Weimar, Germany

Died: 1st August 1715, Frankfurt, Germany

Nationality: German

Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar (German: Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar) was a German prince, son by his second marriage of Johann Ernst III, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. Despite his early death he is remembered as a collector and commissioner of music and as a composer, some of whose concertos were arranged for harpsichord or organ by Johann Sebastian Bach, who was court organist in Weimar at the time.

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