Johann Christoph Bach (1671 - 1721)
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Bach's friends, family, and important people in his life
6. Johann Christoph Bach (1671 - 1721)
Both of J. S. Bach’s parents had died by the time he was ten. The boy went to live with his eldest brother, also named Johann Christoph, who was the organist at the Michaeliskirche at Ohrdruf (pictured). It was under his guidance that J. S. Bach laid the foundations of his keyboard technique.