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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. Rondo F major

    Rondo F major

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    Instrumentation : piano (4 hands)
    Order No. : ED 21379 Q19692
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  2. Symphony D major

    Symphony D major

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    op. 18/4
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    Order No. : ETP 521 Q4413
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  3. Symphony Eb major

    Symphony Eb major

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    op. 9/2
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    Order No. : ETP 522 Q4414
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  4. Symphony G minor

    Symphony G minor

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    op. 6/6
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    Order No. : ETP 596 Q4443
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  5. Sinfonia concertante A major

    Sinfonia concertante A major

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    Instrumentation : violin, cello and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 765 Q4522
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  6. Concerto Eb Major

    Concerto Eb Major

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    Instrumentation : harpsichord and strings
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    Order No. : ETP 773 Q4526
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  7. Sinfonia concertante in F major

    Sinfonia concertante in F major

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    Instrumentation : oboe, cello and orchestra
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    Order No. : ETP 1265 Q4631
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  8. Sonata A major

    Sonata A major

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    Editor : Haberl, Walter
    op. 16/4
    Instrumentation : flute (violin) and guitar
    Order No. : GA 513 Q5000
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  9. Sonate G major

    Sonate G major

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    Instrumentation : 2 Pianos (4 hands)
    Edition : performance score
    Order No. : ED 2445 Q14663
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  10. Symphony D major

    Symphony D major

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    op. 18/4
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    Edition : wind parts, flute I, flute II, oboe I, oboe II, bassoon, 2 horns in d, 2 trumpets, timpani
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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. Rondo F major

    Rondo F major

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    Instrumentation : piano (4 hands)
    Order No. : ED 21379 Q19692
    €2.99  *
  2. Symphony D major

    Symphony D major

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    op. 18/4
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 521 Q4413
    €8.99  *
  3. Symphony Eb major

    Symphony Eb major

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    op. 9/2
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 522 Q4414
    €9.99  *
  4. Symphony G minor

    Symphony G minor

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    op. 6/6
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 596 Q4443
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  5. Sinfonia concertante A major

    Sinfonia concertante A major

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    Instrumentation : violin, cello and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 765 Q4522
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  6. Concerto Eb Major

    Concerto Eb Major

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    Instrumentation : harpsichord and strings
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 773 Q4526
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  7. Sinfonia concertante in F major

    Sinfonia concertante in F major

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    Instrumentation : oboe, cello and orchestra
    Edition : study score
    Order No. : ETP 1265 Q4631
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  8. Sonata A major

    Sonata A major

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    Editor : Haberl, Walter
    op. 16/4
    Instrumentation : flute (violin) and guitar
    Order No. : GA 513 Q5000
    €18.99  *
  9. Sonate G major

    Sonate G major

    Neu herausgegeben und mit Vortragszeichen und Fingersätzen versehen
    Download Edition
    Instrumentation : 2 Pianos (4 hands)
    Edition : performance score
    Order No. : ED 2445 Q14663
    €10.99  *
  10. Symphony D major

    Symphony D major

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    op. 18/4
    Instrumentation : orchestra
    Edition : wind parts, flute I, flute II, oboe I, oboe II, bassoon, 2 horns in d, 2 trumpets, timpani
    Order No. : PC 8-10 Q24782
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