Zach applied to be music director for St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague , but was not accepted. In 1747 he left the city and hired himself out as a successor to Johann Ondratschek († April 26, 1743), who had also come from Bohemia, as a violinist and conductor for the Archbishop of Mainz Johann Friedrich Karl von Ostein .
From 1756 he was without a permanent job and stayed on his travels through Europe, mainly Italy, Germany and Austria, by selling his compositions . Zach's early works are based on baroque music , while later he approached the newly emerging pre-classical music .
- Jan Zach: Complete Works for Strings. ARS production Schumacher, 1990 (FCD 368 413)
- Jan Zach: Sacred music. Arte Nova, 1997 (CD 74321 54241 2)
- Constantin von Wurzbach : Zach, Johann . In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich . 59th part. Imperial-Royal Court and State Printing Office, Vienna 1890, p. 73 f. ( Digitized version ).
- Rudolf Müller: Zach, Johann . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 44, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1898, p. 615.
- Klaus-Bernward Springer: ZACH, Johann. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 15, Bautz, Herzberg 1999, ISBN 3-88309-077-8 , Sp. 1549-1553.
- Franz Gratl: Zach, Jan. In: MGG Online (subscription required).
- Literature and other media by and about Jan Zach in the catalog of the National Library of the Czech Republic
- Works by and about Jan Zach in the catalog of the German National Library
- Works by and about Jan Zach in the German Digital Library
- Sheet music and audio files by Jan Zach in the International Music Score Library Project
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Zach, Johann|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Czech composer and conductor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||baptized November 26, 1713|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Brandeis on the Elbe|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 24, 1773|
|Place of death||Ellwangen|