Bach, Johann Christian (1735-1782)

Johann Christian Bach. Picture by Thomas Gainsborough. Public Domain

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Alias: The English Bach


Description: Johann Christian Bach was a music composer, organist, harpsichordist and chapel master from Germany. He is one of the son’s of Johann Sebastian Bach. After learning music from his father and his brother Carl, Johann Christian traveled to Italy and the United Kingdom, where he obtained great musical influences, and he reside in London until his death. The opera was his main genre, and he composed 11 operas. He was one of the first teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sex: Male Occupation: Composer, Organist, Chapel Master, harpsichordist.
Place of Birth / Death: Leipzig, Germany / London, United Kingdom. Country Tags: Germany.
Periods: 18th Century. Genres: Religious music, Chamber music, Choral music, Instrumental music, Orchestral music, Concert, Music for Theater, Opera.
Styles: Classical music. School / Group: Leipzig University
Instruments: Harpsichord, Organ, Pianoforte. Relatives: Johann Sebastian Bach (Father), Johann Ambrosius Bach (Grandfather), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (Brother), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (Brother), Anna Magdalena Bach (mother).
Patrons: Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Sophia Charlotte). Master: Johann Sebastian BachCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Giovanni Battista Martini



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