Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645–1695)
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Composers and their dads: famous fathers in classical music
3. Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645–1695)
It's not just Bach's children who were musically gifted. His father, also called Johann, was a court trumpeter and director of the town musicians. His talent was clearly genetic: of his eight children, four became musicians, including the great Johann Sebastian.