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G.F. Handel/J.S. Bach
⟶ Updated 17 Nov 2018 ⟶
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29 Sep 2019
Handel is born in Halle, Germany
J.S. Bach is born in Eisenach, Germany
Joins a Society of the Musical Sciences
Dies at Leipzig
The Art of the Fugue was published
Handel's first oratorio
Travels to Dublin, Ireland.
Handel's Last Oratorio
12,000 people attend the first performance of Music for the Royal Fireworks.
Handel suffered from an apparent stroke at the age of 52.
A year after recovering, he composed his famous opera Serse.
Wrote his last opera Deidamia.
Queen's Theater (now called Her Majesty's Theater) was established by John Vanbrugh.
Handel held a performance of Messiah. The proceeds went to the Foundling Hospital and was a huge success.
Handel wrote three exceptionally successful operas during a year.
Lincoln's Inn Fields Theater premiered The Beggar's Opera by John Gay and ran for sixty-two performances.
Handel dies in his Brook Street home at the age of seventy-four. Three thousand people attended his funeral.
"Origin of the Musical Bach Family"
Bach joined the choir at the school of Michaelskirche, Luneburg
Returned to Thuringia
Joined the orchestra of Johann Ernst, Duke of Weimar
Appointed organist of the New Church in Arnstadt
J.S. Bach begins to write the Clavierbuchlein for W.F. Bach
Bach finishes the Brandenburg Concertos
Bach marries Anna Magdalena Wilcken
Bach starts the Well- Tempered Clavier consisting of 24 preludes and fugues in all keys
Bach gets permission to leave Kothen.
Bach gets sworn in at Leipzig
Bach was doing nonmusical duties to make more money due to his low income.
He published a Concerto in the Italian style and the French Overture.
Because of Bach's illness, he was replaced by Johann Matthias Gesner, who was replaced by Johann August Ernesti, who thought that music was a waste of time. This led to a dispute.
He published the Clavier Partitas
He published the organ mass with the prelude and fugue.
Bach was honorary musical director to Weissenfels
Bach began to produce cantatas in honour of the elector of Saxony and his family
He published the Goldberg Variations
First official performance with Cantata no. 75
Production of Bach's St. John Passion
Wrote 52 cantatas
Sanctus of mass in B minor produced on Christmas
Handel produces the opera Rinaldo
Handel permanently settles in England
Handel composes "Water Music"
Handel creates the opera company Royal Academy of Music
Handel is advised by Duke Johann Adolf I to begin musical instruction.
Performed first secular cantata "Was mir behagt"
Bach became concert master of Weimar
Bach is confirmed as musical director to Prince Leopold of Kothen
Bach moves to Kothen.
Handel accept an organist position at the Calvinist Cathedral
Handel moves to Hamburg
Handel joins the violin section of the Hamburg Oper am Gansemarkt
Handel composes two operas: Nero and Almira
Handel moves to Florence, Italy
Handel decides to permanently settle in London
Handel travels to London
Premiered his first twenty-five operas in the Queen's Theater.
Bach is held in prison by the Duke of Weimar as a condition of resignation from the court.
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