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Composer of the Week:Johann Christian Bach (1735-82)

on BBC Radio 3

1/5. Johann Christian Bach , JS Bach 's youngest son, was the only Bach to write Italian operas, veering away from a typical Bach-family career as provincial organist. Donald Macleod examines his life and work. Sonata in G, B24
Erika Petofi (violin), Csilla Valyi (cello), Miklos Spanyi (tangent piano)
Laudate pueri Dominum (St Joseph Vespers)
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Markus Schafer (tenor) L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, director Michi Gaigg Konzertsatz fur Orgel und Streicher No 1
Johannes Geffert (organ), Johann Christian Bach-Akademie, director Ingeborg Scheerer
Overture: Artaserse Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Producer Kerry Clark Repeated at 10pm
RT DIRECT: JC Bach Opera Overtures (3 CDs) is available for E19.99 inc p&p. Send cheque payable to Selections, to: [address removed], or ring [number removed] (national rate) quoting B46-BX076

Contributors

Unknown:
Johann Christian Bach
Unknown:
Js Bach
Organist:
Donald MacLeod
Violin:
Erika Petofi
Violin:
Csilla Valyi
Cello:
Miklos Spanyi
Soprano:
Emma Kirkby
Soprano:
Markus Schafer
Director:
Michi Gaigg
Unknown:
Johann Christian
Director:
Ingeborg Scheerer
Director:
Christopher Hogwood
Producer:
Kerry Clark

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