- a bachelor.
- New Zealand. a small weekend or vacation house or shack.
- bach it, to live alone or share living quarters with someone of the same sex, usually doing one's own housework, cooking, laundry, etc.
Origin of bach
- Jo·hann Se·bas·ti·an [yoh-hahn si-bas-chuh n; German yoh-hahn zey-bahs-tee-ahn] /ˈyoʊ hɑn sɪˈbæs tʃən; German ˈyoʊ hɑn zeɪˈbɑs tiˌɑn/, 1685–1750, German organist and composer.
- his sons: Carl Philipp E·ma·nu·el [kahrl fil-ip i-man-yoo-uh l; German kahrl fee-lip ey-mah-noo-el] /kɑrl ˈfɪl ɪp ɪˈmæn yu əl; German kɑrl ˈfi lɪp eɪˈmɑ nuˌɛl/, 1714–88; Johann Chris·ti·an [kris-chuh n; German kris-tee-ahn] /ˈkrɪs tʃən; German ˈkrɪs tiˌɑn/, 1735–82; Johann Chris·toph Frie·drich [kris-tof free-drik; German kris-tawf free-drikh] /ˈkrɪs tɒf ˈfri drɪk; German ˈkrɪs tɔf ˈfri drɪx/, 1732–95; and Wil·helm Frie·de·mann [wil-helm free-duh-mahn; German vil-helm free-duh-mahn] /ˈwɪl hɛlm ˈfri dəˌmɑn; German ˈvɪl hɛlm ˈfri dəˌmɑn/, 1710–84, German organists and composers.
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Contemporary Examples of bach
It takes Sharp four hours to get into character: “I take joy in the mathematical, symmetrical precision and perfectness of Bach.”The Brit Who Stormed Broadway
December 7, 2014
In Taipei, Taiwan, a Bach flash mob consisting of cellists and tuba players took over a train.
As Bach on the Subways has grown in size and stature, its audience has expanded beyond surprised strangers.
“The highlight was a school field trip that came specially to see Bach in the Subways who were perfectly behaved,” he says.
Bach in the Subways is a soup kitchen for a world starving for classical music.
Historical Examples of bach
Forkel's biography of Bach is the only authority for this story.Handel
Edward J. Dent
Of what avail the seed-bearing Bach and his fugues—emotional mathematics, all of them!
But the man in Bach predominates, subtle, magnetic and nervous as he is.
This gifted composer had studied Handel and Bach very closely.
With all Bach's amiable qualities, it is said that he had a hasty temper.
- Welsh a term of friendly address: used esp after a person's name
Word Origin for bach
- a variant spelling of batch 1
- a simple cottage, esp at the seaside
- Johann Christian (joˈhan ˈkrɪstjan), 11th son of J. S. Bach. 1735–82, German composer, called the English Bach, resident in London from 1762
- Johann Christoph (ˈkrɪstɔf). 1642–1703, German composer: wrote oratorios, cantatas, and motets, some of which were falsely attributed to J. S. Bach, of whom he was a distant relative
- Johann Sebastian (joˈhan zeˈbastjan). 1685–1750, German composer: church organist at Arnstadt (1703–07) and Mühlhausen (1707–08); court organist at Weimar (1708–17); musical director for Prince Leopold of Köthen (1717–28); musical director for the city of Leipzig (1728–50). His output was enormous and displays great vigour and invention within the northern European polyphonic tradition. His works include nearly 200 cantatas and oratorios, settings of the Passion according to St John (1723) and St Matthew (1729), the six Brandenburg Concertos (1720–21), the 48 preludes and fugues of the Well-tempered Clavier (completed 1744), and the Mass in B Minor (1733–38)
- Karl (or Carl) Philipp Emanuel (karl ˈfiːlɪp eˈmaːnuɛl), 3rd son of J. S. Bach. 1714–88, German composer, chiefly of symphonies, keyboard sonatas, and church music
- Wilhelm Friedemann (ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfriːdəman), eldest son of J. S. Bach. 1710–84, German composer: wrote nine symphonies and much keyboard and religious music
1845, American English, clipped form of bachelor (n.). Also in colloquial American English use as a verb (1870) meaning "to live as an unmarried man," especially "to do one's own cooking and cleaning." Related: Bached; baching.