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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For "Ah rammenta, o belle Irene" by Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782), Professor Sellheim reverts to the fortepiano, and one welcomes the touch of authenticity as well as the singers' impressive agility.
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Adopted Englishman Johann Christian Bach (Johann Sebastian's youngest lad) is represented, alongside the English composers Philip Hayes (whose Concerto in A of 1769 is billed as the world's first) and James Hook, and there is an early Mozart concerto as well.
The Auerbach disc presents the entirety of two notebooks containing music composed by the young Mozart and transcribed by his father: the first, known as Nannerl's Notebook (named for his beloved older sister), consists of brief pieces composed between 1761 and 1763, when the boy was between the ages of five and seven, and the second is the London Notebook, which contains more complex and advanced pieces written by the still-prepubescent Mozart while he was under the tutelage of Johann Christian Bach in England.