Johann Christian Bach

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Bach, Johann Christian

(krĭs`tyän bäkh), 1735–82, German musician and composer; son of J. S. Bach. He went to Italy in 1754, became a Roman Catholic, and composed church music and operas. In 1760 he became organist of the Milan Cathedral. Two years later he went to England, where he became music master to the royal family. A popular and highly prolific composer in the rococo style, he influenced the young Mozart.
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This annual festival, held from October 21 to 24, brings world-class music-making to Brecon for four days and this year features music from Thomas Tallis to JC Bach at Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Cathedral, Christ College Brecon, the Plough Chapel, Priory School and The Muse.
Both Handel and JC Bach were among the composers with Bach in particular contributing special Vauxhall Songs described by a contemporary critic as "fresh, lyrical and airy".
The singer, who is originally from Cheshire, has performed across the UK and Europe with recent concert appearances include Haydn''s St Nicholas Mass and Beatus Vir by JC Bach in Glasgow Cathedral.
Copenhagen Chamber Ensemble - Handel, Telemann, JC Bach, Vivaldi, JS Bach: St James's Church, Snitterfield, 7.30pm.
As a result, the Italian style is much in evidence here, as well as hints of the appearance of JC Bach. Listening to this music makes one realise how ridiculous was the infamous remark from across the North Sea about Britain being a land without music.
They will also be playing early piano concertos by JC Bach, Mozart and James Hook.