Biography of Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)

05.09.1735
Born in Leipzig, the youngest son of Johann Sebastians (seventh child)
1750
Move to Berlin after the death of his father. He grows up at his brothers Carl Philipp and becoms musical education there.
1756
To Bologna for counterpoint lessons with Padre Martini. After conversion to catholizism he became domeorganist in Milan
Move to Naples and devotion to the opera
Lifelong friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts
1762
Arrival in London being musical master of the young wife of Georg III. There he becomes one of the most important musicians of his time.
1764
Foundation of the Bach-Abel-Concerts together mit Carl Friedrich Abel.
1770
Beginn of a friendship with the flutist Wendling from Mannheim
Was called the english, welsh or knightly Bach
01.01.1782
Dies in London

Sheet music for flute:

Quartet (A-Dur)
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(flute (violin), violin, viola, cello)
Musica Rara, MR 1069
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Grazioso
Unfortunately without score
Only two movements, but they are really nice. Even the viola has some soli.


Quartett (C-Dur)
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(2 flutes, violin, cello)
Kistner & Siegel & Co., 30381
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
  2. Andantino
  3. Rondo Allegro
Parts and score.


Quartett (D-Dur)
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(flute (violin), violin, viola, cello)
Musica Rara, M. R. 1067
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante
  2. Mnuetto - non tanto Presto
Only parts, no score


Quartett (C-Dur)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Musica Rara, M. R. 1068
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
  2. Rondeau - Grazioso
Only parts, no score


Quartett op. 8/II (G-Dur)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegretto
  2. Allegro Rondeau
Only parts.


Quintett (D-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, violin, cello, harpsichord)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
  2. Andantino
  3. Allegro assai


Quintett op. 11/6 (D-Dur)
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(flute (violin), oboe (violin), violin, viola, cello, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Andantino
  3. Allegro assai


Sonate Op. XVI, 4 (A-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Pastorale - Non tanto Allegro


Trio (C-Dur)
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(flute, violin (flute), cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro
Parts and score. The original of this piece of music holds the British Museum. Dedicated to the Earl of Abingdon.


Trio (C-Dur)
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(2 flutes, cello)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegretto
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro
Composed for the music lover Willoughby Bertie, fourth Earl of Abingdon, for whom also Karl Friedrich Abel and Joseph Haydn wrote flute music.


CDs with/from Johann Christian Bach

Camerata Köln
Johann Christian Bach - Flute Quartets op. 19 (1998)
jpc
    Quartet in C-Dur, Preston op. 19, No. 1:
  1. Allegro (06:22:00)
  2. Andante (05:03:00)
  3. Rondo - Allegretto (03:39:00)
  4. Quartet in D-Dur, Preston op. 19, No. 2:
  5. Allegro (06:49:00)
  6. Andante (04:00:00)
  7. Allegro assai (03:55:00)
  8. Quartet in G-Dur, Preston op. 19 No. 3:
  9. Allegro (06:31:00)
  10. Andantino (02:51:00)
  11. Rondo - Allegretto (03:12:00)
  12. Quartet in C-Dur, Preston op. 19 No. 4:
  13. Allegro (08:50:00)
  14. Andantino (03:34:00)
  15. Allegro (03:33:00)

Literature von/über Johann Christian Bach

Last edit 23.02.2012