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Home » Composers » German Composers » JC Bach

Johann Christian Bach

Recordings

J.C. Bach. Six Sonatas Op. 6. Brilliant Classics (1 CD, December 2013). Bart van Oort, fortepiano. UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
J.C. Bach. Amadis de Gaule (Paris 1779). Ediciones Singulares (2 CDs, October 2012.) Details. Didier Talpain, Solamente Naturali, Musica Florea. Amadis: Philippe Do, tenor; Oriane: Katia Velletaz, soprano; Arcalaüs: Pierre-Yves Pruvot, baritone; Arcabonne: Hjördis Thébault, soprano; Urgande / Une Coryphée: Liliana Faraon, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
J.C. Bach. Zanaida. Zig-Zag Territoires (2 CDs, October 2012). David Stern Opera Fuoco. Zanaida: Sara Hershkowitz, soprano; Roselane: Chantal Santon, soprano; Mustafa: Pierrick Boisseau, baritone; Tamasse: Marina de Liso, mezzo-soprano; Osira: Vannina Santoni, soprano; Cisseo: Daphné Touchais, mezzo-soprano; Aglatida: Majdouline Zerari, mezzo-soprano; Silvera: Julie Fioretti, soprano; Gianguir: Jeffrey Thompson, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
J.C. Bach. A Music Party. agOgique (1 CD, December 2011). Details. Ensemble Amarillis. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
J.C. Bach. Mailänder Bach: Requiem, Miserere. Harmonia Mundi (1 CD, October 2011). Details. Hans-Christoph Rademann, AKAMUS, RIAS Kammerchor. Lenneke Ruiten, soprano; Ruth Sandhoff, contralto; Colin Balzer, tenor; Thomas E. Bauer, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
J.C. Bach. Six Sonatas Op. 5. Naxos 8.570476 (1 CD, March 2011). Details / Liner notes. Susan Alexander-Max, clavichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
J.C. Bach & Mozart. Concert Arias. Brilliant Classics 94116 (1 CD, February 2011). Didier Talpain, Solamente Naturali. Hjördis Thébault, soprano; Hiroko Kouda, soprano; Gustáv Beláček, baritone. Includes: Bach -- "Ebben, si vada";  "Sentimi, non partir" & "Sventurata, in van mi legno". US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Johann Christian Bach. Mailänder Vesperpsalmen. Carus 83.347 (2 CDs, October 2010). Gerhard Jenemann, Concerto Köln, Süddeutscher Kammerchor. Joanne Lunn, soprano; Elena Biscuola, contralto; Georg Poplutz, tenor; Thomas E. Bauer, bass. Outstanding recording! The Magnificat is a parody of the CPE Bach Magnificat. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
J.C. Bach. La dolce fiamma - Forgotten castrato arias. Virgin Classics 6945640 (1 CD, November 2009). Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor. Jérémie Rhorer, Le Cercle de Harmonie. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
6857260 - Deluxe Edition with 96-page CD book. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
J.C. Bach. Six Sonatas Op. 5. Chandos Chaconne CHAN 0762 (1 CD, September 2009). Details. Sophie Yates, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
J.C. Bach, J.C.F. Bach, W.F. Bach. Sonatas for Flute by the Bach Sons. Accent ACC 24216 (1 CD, March 2009). Barthold Kuijken, traverso; Ewald Demeyere, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Johann Christian Bach. Kammermusik. Capriccio 67105 (1 CD 2005). Berliner Barock-Compagney. UK | DE | FR
Johann Christian Bach. Gioas, Rè di Giuda. (London 1770). cpo 999 895-2 (2 CDs February 18, 2003). Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert. Gioas: Kai Wessel, countertenor; Sebia: Ulrike Staude, soprano; Atalia: Mechthild Georg, soprano; Gioiada: Markus Schäfer, tenor; Ismaele: Monika Frimmer, soprano; Matan: Tom Sol, bass. Favorably reviewed by David J. Levy in Early Music Review 88:21 (March 2003). That this oratorio was a failure is no reflection on the music, which is superb. It was first performed almost contemporaneously with an acclaimed version of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice that included more arias by Bach than by Gluck (and which needs to be revived). Gaetano Guadagni performed the roles of Orfeo (of course) and Gioas. Sebia was written for Bach's future wife, Cecilia Grassi, who unfortunately missed the premiere due to illness. The second castrato, Piatti, cast as Ishmaele, was a soprano with an extended upper range, in contrast to Guadagni. There are choral movements that sound like Handel, Gluck, and J.S. Bach -- the latter begins in Leipzig and ends in Naples. Three arias were cut to A sections only, despite ample space on 2 CDs for a complete performance. Curiously, the Italian words of the B sections were omitted from the libretto, but the English and German translations were included. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Johann Christian Bach. Endimione. (London 1772). dhm (deutsche harmonia mundi) 05472 77525-2 (2 CDs 1999). Bruno Weil, Cappella Coloniensis. VokalEnsemble Köln.  Diana: Vasiljka Jezovšek, soprano; Nice: Ann Monoyios, soprano; Amor: Jörg Waschinski, sopranist; Endimione: Jörg Hering, tenor. Libretto after Metastasio. This serenata was dedicated to the flautist J.B. Wendling, for whom Bach composed an elaborate flute obligato to Diana's aria "Semplicetto". The finale is reminiscent of the finale to Gluck's Orfeo. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Johann Christian Bach. Salve Regina. cpo 999 718 (1 CD 2001). Emma Kirkby, soprano; Markus Schäfer, tenor. Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra. Exceptional performance -- one of Emma's finest recordings. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Johann Christian Bach. La Clemenza di Scipione. (London 1778). cpo 999 791 (2 CDs 2002). Hermann Max, Das Kleine Konzert, Rheinische Kantorei. Arsinda: Linda Perillo, soprano; Idalba: Christine Wolff, soprano; Luceio: Jörg Waschinski, sopranist; Scipione: Markus Schäfer, tenor; Marzio: Hans Jörg Mammel, tenor. Bach's last opera showcased Adamberger (later Mozart's Belmonte) as Scipione. Also notable is a challenging soprano aria reminiscent of the Queen of the Night's aria. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Bach, CPE, JC, JCF & WF. Bachiana: Double Concertos. DG-Archiv 471 579-2 (1 CD 2003). Reinhard Goebel, Musica Antiqua Köln. Leon Berben, harpsichord; Robert Hill, fortepiano. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Johann Christian Bach. Gloria in excelsis (c. 1760/62). Ricercar 211 (1 CD 2002). Wieland Kuijken, Les Agrémens, Choeur de Chambre de Namur. Valérie Gabail, soprano; Barbara Hölzl, mezzo-soprano; Lluís Vilamajó, tenor; Stephen MacLeod, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Johann Christian Bach. Sonatas and Duets for the Harpsichord. Agorà AG 037 (1 CD 1997). Op. 15 No. 6 & Op. 18 Nos. 5 & 6. Ero Maria Barbero & Anna Sorrento, harpsichords. DE
Bach, CPE. Magnificat Wq 215 (1749). Bach, JC. Magnificat T 207/3 (1760) & Tantum ergo T 209/7 (1759). Capriccio 67 003 (1 CD 2002). Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt, Dresdner Kammerchor. Elisabeth Scholl, soprano; Ruth Sandhoff, contralto; Andreas Karasiak, tenor; Gotthold Schwarz, bass. The CPE Bach Magnificat is a familiar work from pre-HIP days, but it never sounded as exciting as it does here. Schneider really steps up the pace over the dreary old recordings. The long soprano aria in the Tantum ergo is of similar quality to the soprano arias on the superb Emma Kirkby JC Bach disk. JC Bach's Magnificat parodies his older half-brother's work at the very beginning, then moves far away from it in his modern, operatic style. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Johann Christian Bach. Complete Keyboard Concertos. cpo 999 930-2 (6 CDs 1995-2001). Anthony Halstead, harpsichord, fortepiano and director. The Hanover Band. Boxed set of CDs previously released separately: 999 299, 393, 462, 600, 601 & 691. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Johann Christian Bach. Complete Symphonies. cpo 999 896-2 (5 CDs 1995-2001). Anthony Halstead, The Hanover Band. Boxed set of CDs previously released separately: 999 268, 298, 383, 487 & 752. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Johann Christian Bach. Vauxhall Songs. Hungaroton HCD 31730 (1 CD 1999). Details. Mária Zádori, soprano. Pál Németh, Capella Savaria. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Books

Eva Zöllner. English Oratorio After Handel: The London oratorio series and its repertory, 1760-1800. Details. "The extensive appendices include a complete list of all oratorio performances at the London theatres from 1760 to 1800 with vocal and instrumental soloists as well as a list of manuscript scores and contemporary editions." Tectum Verlag 2002. 365 pages. DE
Daniel Heartz. Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style, 1720-1780. 1078 pages. Norton, 2003. Review. Pages 883-929: "Christian Bach in London". US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Related

Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787). Piano Concertos Op. 11. cpo 999 892-2 (1 CD 2003). Sabine Bauer, fortepiano (1,2,3,6) & harpsichord (4,5). Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt. Cadenzas by Sabine Bauer. This is the only one of the four recordings of works by Abel on cpo that I have heard. It is an exceptional performance and recording, particularly of the fortepiano (by Rainer Sprung after Stein) that I highly recommend. Bach and Abel presented a popular series of concerts in London between 1765 and 1781. UK | DE | FR | CA
Francesco Pasquale Ricci (1732-1817). Sacred Works Vol. 1. Including Stabat Mater & Miserere. Nuova Era 7243 (1 CD 1995). Details. Daniele Ferrari, Concentus Musicae Antiquae, Capriccio Italiano Ensemble. Riccardo Villani, organ. Maryline Fallot, Patrizia Macrelii, Vito Martino, Emidio Guidotti. Ricci and Bach wrote the first method for fortepiano. US | UK | DE | FR | CA

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