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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Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782), era el hijo menor del segundo matrimonio y fue musico en Milan y mas tarde en Londres; se identifica como el Bach Ingles, quien influyo sobre Amadeus Mozart, cuando el genio visito Londres a los 9 anos de edad.
During his Copenhagen years he also wrote the text of a cantata, Ariadne auf Naxos (1767), that was set to music by Johann Adolph Scheibe and Johann Christian Bach.
A set of manuscript parts to group of symphonies by Johann Christian Bach resides, curiously, at a Benedictine abbey in Gottweig, Austria, where they served during the third quarter of the eighteenth century as church symphonies, a genre which had essentially the same function as the church sonata.
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 three |claviers' given to Johann Christian Bach |must' have been clavichords.