Johann christian bach - franzjosef maier - drei concertante sinfonien


And that’s where this week’s symphony, Johann Christian Bach’s G minor work, Op 6 No 6 , comes in. Composed in the 1760s (definitely before 1769), it was almost certainly on the programmes of the concerts that Bach and fellow composer and impresario Carl Friedrich Abel put on in their series of prophetic and fashionable concerts at Carlisle House in London’s Soho, then St James, and finally at the bespoke concert room they had built at Hanover Square. JC Bach – the “London” Bach: Johann Christian had moved to Britain in 1762, initially to write operas for the King’s theatre, and was music master to Queen Charlotte, but subsequently focused on concertos and symphonies – arguably did more to cultivate an appetite and an audience for instrumental music than anyone else of his time. Consisting mostly of Bach’s own music, the performances became essential events in Georgian London’s social and cultural calendar, even inspiring this paean from a contemporary:

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