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Johann Christian  Bach

Born: September 5th, 1735
Died: January 1st, 1782
Country of origin: Germany
Johann Christian Bach, the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, was taught by his father and his brother Carl Philipp Emanuel, went to Italy in 1754 (lessons with Padre Martini), converted to Catholicism and became second organist at the Cathedral of Milan in 1760. In 1762 he went to London to become a composer at the King's Theatre and, at the same time, was a member of the Queen's chapel ensemble. Since 1765 he, together with Carl Friedrich Abel, organized the "Bach Abel Concerts" which were important to the development of the public musical life.

Standing out among his works (eleven operas, two oratorios, cantatas, arias, 90 symphonies, numerous piano concertos, chamber music works and works for the piano) are the Quintets, Op. 11 and the Overtures and Symphonies, Op. 18. Bach's style was influenced by his stay in Italy as well as by the Mannheim School. His cantabile melodies, especially in the fast main themes of the orchestral and chamber music works ("singing allegro"), had their effects even on the late works by Mozart with whom he was on friendly terms.

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  1. Concerto A Major

    Concerto A Major

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    Instrumentation : harpsichord (piano) and string orchestra
    Edition : separate part, Violin II
    Order No. : ANT 3-12 Q71
    €3.99  *
  2. Sinfonie D Major

    Sinfonie D Major

    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : score
    Order No. : CON 9
    €19.50  *
  3. Sinfonie D Major

    Sinfonie D Major

    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : set of parts, Oboe I; Oboe II; Horn I; Horn II; 4 Violins I; 4 Violins II; 2 Violas; 4 Cellos/Double Basses
    Order No. : CON 9-50
    €75.00  *
  4. Sinfonie D Major

    Sinfonie D Major

    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : set of string parts (supplementary), 2 Violins I, 2 Violins II, Viola, 2 Cellos/Double Basses
    Order No. : CON 9-60
    €22.00  *
  5. Sonate G major

    Sonate G major

    Neu herausgegeben und mit Vortragszeichen und Fingersätzen versehen
    Instrumentation : 2 Pianos (4 hands)
    Edition : performance score
    Order No. : ED 2445
    €13.50  *
  6. Four Quintets

    Four Quintets

    III and IV
    Editor : Sadie, Stanley
    Instrumentation : 2 clarinets, 2 horns and bassoon
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BH 82902
    €62.50  *
  7. Four Quintets

    Four Quintets

    I and II
    Editor : Sadie, Stanley
    Instrumentation : 2 clarinets, 2 horns and bassoon
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BH 83737
    €64.50  *
  8. Quartett in Eb

    Quartett in Eb

    Editor : Enzel, Christoph
    op. 8, No. 3
    Instrumentation : 4 saxophones (SATBar)
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ADV 7411
    €22.00  *
  9. Quartett in B-Dur

    Quartett in B-Dur

    Editor : Enzel, Christoph
    Instrumentation : 4 saxophones (SATBar)
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ADV 7412
    €22.00  *
  10. Three London sinfoniettas

    Three London sinfoniettas

    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : score
    Order No. : MOS 40069
    €19.00  *

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Johann Christian Bach, the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach, was taught by his father and his brother Carl Philipp Emanuel, went to Italy in 1754 (lessons with Padre Martini), converted to Catholicism and became second organist at the Cathedral of Milan in 1760. In 1762 he went to London to become a composer at the King's Theatre and, at the same time, was a member of the Queen's chapel ensemble. Since 1765 he, together with Carl Friedrich Abel, organized the "Bach Abel Concerts" which were important to the development of the public musical life.

Standing out among his works (eleven operas, two oratorios, cantatas, arias, 90 symphonies, numerous piano concertos, chamber music works and works for the piano) are the Quintets, Op. 11 and the Overtures and Symphonies, Op. 18. Bach's style was influenced by his stay in Italy as well as by the Mannheim School. His cantabile melodies, especially in the fast main themes of the orchestral and chamber music works ("singing allegro"), had their effects even on the late works by Mozart with whom he was on friendly terms.
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  1. Concerto A Major

    Concerto A Major

    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : harpsichord (piano) and string orchestra
    Edition : separate part, Violin II
    Order No. : ANT 3-12 Q71
    €3.99  *
  2. Sinfonie D Major

    Sinfonie D Major

    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : score
    Order No. : CON 9
    €19.50  *
  3. Sinfonie D Major

    Sinfonie D Major

    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : set of parts, Oboe I; Oboe II; Horn I; Horn II; 4 Violins I; 4 Violins II; 2 Violas; 4 Cellos/Double Basses
    Order No. : CON 9-50
    €75.00  *
  4. Sinfonie D Major

    Sinfonie D Major

    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : set of string parts (supplementary), 2 Violins I, 2 Violins II, Viola, 2 Cellos/Double Basses
    Order No. : CON 9-60
    €22.00  *
  5. Sonate G major

    Sonate G major

    Neu herausgegeben und mit Vortragszeichen und Fingersätzen versehen
    Instrumentation : 2 Pianos (4 hands)
    Edition : performance score
    Order No. : ED 2445
    €13.50  *
  6. Four Quintets

    Four Quintets

    III and IV
    Editor : Sadie, Stanley
    Instrumentation : 2 clarinets, 2 horns and bassoon
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BH 82902
    €62.50  *
  7. Four Quintets

    Four Quintets

    I and II
    Editor : Sadie, Stanley
    Instrumentation : 2 clarinets, 2 horns and bassoon
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : BH 83737
    €64.50  *
  8. Quartett in Eb

    Quartett in Eb

    Editor : Enzel, Christoph
    op. 8, No. 3
    Instrumentation : 4 saxophones (SATBar)
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ADV 7411
    €22.00  *
  9. Quartett in B-Dur

    Quartett in B-Dur

    Editor : Enzel, Christoph
    Instrumentation : 4 saxophones (SATBar)
    Edition : score and parts
    Order No. : ADV 7412
    €22.00  *
  10. Three London sinfoniettas

    Three London sinfoniettas

    Instrumentation : string orchestra
    Edition : score
    Order No. : MOS 40069
    €19.00  *

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