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Heinrich Bach (Composer)

Born: 26th September 1615, Wechmar, Germany

Died: 20th July 1692, Arnstadt, Germany

Nationality: German

Heinrich Bach was a German organist, composer and a member of the Bach family.

Heinrich Bach was born at Wechmar, and is the father of the so-called Arnstadt Line. After the early death of his father, his older brother Johannes Bach continued his music education and taught him organ playing. They moved to Suhl and Schweinfurt. From 1635 to 1641, he was Ratsmusikant in the Erfurt Ratsmusikanten-Compagnie led by Johannes.

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