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Bach, Johann Christoph Fried-rich, ninth of the eleven sons of Sebastian Bach, was born at Weimar in 1732. He was a pupil in music of his father and elder brothers ; and he published some instrumental works not unworthy the name of Bach. He held the situation of master of the concerts at the court of Buckeburg. J. C. F. Bach imitated Emmanuel Bach's manner, but did not equal him. According to the testimony of W. Friedmann, he was, however, the ablest performer of all the brothers, and the one who played most readily his father's compositions for the clavichord.