A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

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November 22, 1710: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach is born in Weimar in the Duchy of Saxe-Weimar of the Holy Roman Empire, the second of seven children born to Johann Sebastian Bach (25), composer and musician, and Maria Barbara Bach, daughter of a musician.  Johann Sebastian will have 13 more children by another marriage.
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October 3, 1756: Der Höchste erhöret das Flehen der Armen, a cantata by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (45), is performed for the first time, in Halle.
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July 24, 1757: Verhängnis, dein Wüten entkräftet die Armen, a cantata by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (46) for a memorial service for Sophia Dorothea of Prussia, is performed for the first time, in Halle.
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January 24, 1758: O Himmel, schone, a cantata by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (47) to anonymous words, is performed for the first time, at the University of Halle to celebrate the birthday of Friedrich the Great.
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May 12, 1764: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (53) walks out of his position as organist and music director in Halle without notice.
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July 1, 1784: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach dies of a pulmonary disease in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia, aged 73 years, seven months and nine days. His mortal remains will be laid to rest in Luisenstadtischer Friedhof I, Berlin.