故事關於我們的「音樂之父」巴赫, Johann Sebastian Bach (21 March 1685 in Eisenach – 28 July 1750 in Leipzig)
第一個發生於約1715年，巴赫當年在威馬的宮庭裡為一位公爵擔任管風琴師，並在這個期間寫了很多很出色的管風琴作品。當時佢都開始幾出名，所以就獲邀為一間大教堂的管風琴設計給予意見（巴赫是當時有名的管風琴護理及維修專家）。因為佢玩得一手非常出色的「即興演奏」(improvisation)，這個「傳聞」被當時一位叫做Louis Marchant的法國管風琴師聽見了，就說要和巴赫來一個比賽，看看誰的「即興演奏」技巧比較高超。話說在比賽前一天，巴赫為比賽認真的練習時，卻被Louis Marchant偷聽到了，他即時「餚底」，然後逃跑了.....^0^"~
Weimar years (1708–1717)
J. S. Bach in 1715
Johann Sebastian was made organist to the Duke of Saxe-Weimar. At the Duke’s court there was a chapel with an organ. Bach composed many of his great organ works at this time. He became very famous as an organist and was invited to play in other big churches and to give advice on organ building. He was extremely good at improvisation. On one occasion he was in Dresden at the same time as a French organist named Louis Marchant. There was going to be a competition between the two men to see who was better at improvisation. Bach was practicing the day before and Marchant heard him. He realized that Bach would win, so he ran away.
In 1714 the Duke made Bach Konzertmeister (Concertmaster, a job that paid more money.) He had to write cantatas for church services. In 1717 he was offered a job in the town of Cöthen, where he would earn an even better salary. The Duke was angry and did not want him to go but Bach insisted, so the Duke put Bach in prison for a month. In the end he had to let the musician go.