Weimar (I) 1703-1703
Duke Johann Ernst of Saxony-Weimar (1664-1707) was one of the two dukes of
Weimar. Probably, his portrait would not have made it to the World-Wide Web
if he had not had the good fortune of hiring Johann Sebastian Bach as "lackey"
(servant) and violinist in his private chapel. There are records of salary
payment to Bach from March to August 1703. Apart from his application to
the post of organist in Sangerhausen (see Lüneburg), we do not know what
Bach did between his departure from Lüneburg around Easter 1702 and his
short job as live decoration in Weimar. Luckily, Bach would soon become
organist in Arnstadt.
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