Bach Johann Christian Zanaida (david Stern

Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.9 (Anthony Halstead) [1998]

Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.9 (Anthony Halstead) [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 270 MB
Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 999 487-2 | TT: 59’40

The 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach and the youngest to live to maturity, Johann Christian received his early musical training from his father, than whom music has spawned no greater genius. When Christian was fourteen his father died. Thereupon he studied with his brother Carl Philipp Emanuel. Four years later he left for Italy, where he continued his studies and won a patron. Eventually he became organist at the cathedral of Milan and began to compose operas, economically the most rewarding of compositional forms in those days. In 1762 he emigrated to London, his home until his death 20 years later. The "London" Bach achieved immediate renown in England, and within two years was appointed music master to the Queen. Until his health failed, he was the co-organizer (with Carl Abel) of an acclaimed series of London concerts that took place over two decades.
~ Douglas Purl
Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.6 (Anthony Halstead) [1995]

Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.6 (Anthony Halstead) [1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 250 MB
Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 999 298-2 | TT: 56'29

If you can get over the confusion in their numbering, Johann Christian Bach's works are well worth exploring. The "London Bach" was a very influential composer early in the Classical period, highly regarded by Mozart himself and rising to the position of music master to the Queen of England before dying in poverty at the age of 46…
By Molly the Cat
Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.3 (Anthony Halstead) [1995]

Bach Johann Christian - Symphonies Op.3 (Anthony Halstead) [1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 272 MB
Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 999 268-2 | TT: 59’01

The 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach and the youngest to live to maturity, Johann Christian received his early musical training from his father, than whom music has spawned no greater genius. When Christian was fourteen his father died. Thereupon he studied with his brother Carl Philipp Emanuel. Four years later he left for Italy, where he continued his studies and won a patron. Eventually he became organist at the cathedral of Milan and began to compose operas, economically the most rewarding of compositional forms in those days. In 1762 he emigrated to London, his home until his death 20 years later. The "London" Bach achieved immediate renown in England, and within two years was appointed music master to the Queen. Until his health failed, he was the co-organizer (with Carl Abel) of an acclaimed series of London concerts that took place over two decades…
David Stern, Opera Fuoco - Johann Christian Bach: Zanaida [2012]

Johann Christian Bach - Zanaida (David Stern, Opera Fuoco) [2012]
Classical | Zig-Zag Territoires ZZT312 | TT: 128:59 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 630 Mb

After a long war, Turkish emperor Soliman and Persian sophi Tamasse decide to seal the peace between their two countries and, to this end, exchange hostages. The preliminary treaty stipulates that, in order to make this alliance solid, Tamasse will wed Zanaida, Soliman s daughter. Meanwhile, the sophi falls in love with Osira, a Persian hostage sent by the emperor. This is where the action of this opera begins, the plot skillfully mixing Tamasse s infidelity, Zanaida s magnanimity, and Osira s ambition. It is a particularly appealing opera by the fourth and last of Johann Sebastian s sons, whose life was atypical for a Bach, for he carried out his career not in Germany but in Italy and England.
Johann Christian Bach - Complete Symphonies Op. 6, 9, 18 (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman) (2011)

Johann Christian Bach - Complete Symphonies Op. 6, 9, 18 (Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 725.01 MB
Label: Newton Classics | TT: 145:39

Youngest son of J.S. Bach, Johann Christian Bach rose to prominence in England during the early Classical period much the same as his father dominated the German Baroque. His writing was influenced by his father, of course, but also by the fashions being explored by Haydn. J.C. Bach also served as a bridge to Mozart, whose work and early writings were also influenced by the junior Bach. A total of 15, three-movement symphonies were published under Opp. 6, 9, and 18. These works are filled with fresh, energetic optimism, the only exception being the stormy, tumultuous Symphony Op. 6/6 in G minor, the only one of the 15 to be written in the minor mode. Bach's choice of instruments varied, from symphonies using only strings to the addition of winds and ultimately to the grand "double orchestra" employed in Op. 18. This Newton disc is a two-disc reissue of David Zinman's early 1970s recordings of the complete symphonies with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra.
Anthony Halstead, The Hanover Band - Johann Christian Bach: Complete Opera Overtures (2003)

Anthony Halstead, The Hanover Band - Johann Christian Bach: Complete Opera Overtures (2003)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 812 Mb | Total time: 57:03+57:45+62:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 999 963-2 | Recorded: 1994, 1996, 2000

The brief biographical note duplicated in each of the three booklets (these CDs were previously available separately and were recorded over several years) tell a rather sad tale of yet another famous and successful composer destined to die young, in debt, and unmourned by a hard-hearted public. That he was a close friend of none other than Mozart for twenty years of his short life draws the parallel still closer. It is too easy to see the post J.S.Bach period as one consisting of a gap followed by Haydn and Mozart. In fact the sons of Bach included several very fine musicians indeed; Johann Christian is one, with the other most significant being Carl Philipp Emanuel. These two have only to be heard to alert the listener to their importance. Sons of Bach they may have been, but clones they were not. Johann Christian is urbane, skilled and blessed with an almost Mozartian grace. Carl Philipp Emanuel is emotional and (within context) wild to the point of eccentricity ("full of forbidden dissonances", "all very disturbing", says one contemporary review). Since both were prolific composers, the journey through the present set and subsequently through everything else I could find in my collection provided many a pleasurable hour. Had I decided to carry on with the non-Bachs too I might never have got round to writing this review.
Philippe Jaroussky, Jуrуmie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie - Johann Christian Bach: La dolce fiamma (2009)

Philippe Jaroussky, Jуrуmie Rhorer, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie - Johann Christian Bach: La dolce fiamma (2009)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 63:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 099968 572600 | Recorded: 2008

With this CD of arias by Johann Christian Bach, male soprano Philippe Jaroussky edges further afield from the Baroque repertoire in which he has made his reputation, moving into the Classical period. A 2007 album, Carestini, was devoted to arias sung by the legendary castrato, including music by Gluck (from early in his career), Handel, Graun, and Hasse, and offered some excursions slightly beyond the Baroque, but J.C. Bach wrote the solidly Classical operas seria and concert arias represented here after Carestini's death, between 1760 and 1779. While Jaroussky is fully secure in this repertoire, bringing to it his typically immaculate and imaginative musicianship, impeccable intonation, and remarkable versatility, these arias don't offer the same kinds of opportunities for the dazzling virtuosic agility that characterize his performances of Vivaldi, or the heated emotional intensity of his Monteverdi. Nonetheless, Jaroussky fans who can amend their expectations, and anyone who loves the music of J.C. Bach, should be delighted by his expansion into the music of this era. Jaroussky is the consummate dramatic singer and finds and highlights the theatrical urgency of the arias. His singing expresses his obvious affection for and commitment to this music; each of the arias is marked by passion, whether tenderly yearning, as in Cara, la dolce fiamma, from Adriano in Siria; or furious, as in Tutti nemici, e rei, from the same opera; or both, as in the concert recitative and aria, Sentimi, non partir… Al mio bene. Jérémie Rhorer leads Le Cercle de l'Harmonie in exceptionally supple, graceful, and colorful performances of this music, which Jaroussky describes as "at once so subtle and so sparkling." Virgin's sound is open, clean, and lifelike. (Stephen Eddins)
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman - J.C. Bach: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, 18 (2011) (Repost)

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman - J.C. Bach: Complete Symphonies Opp. 6, 9, 18 (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 145:39 | 768 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Newton Classics | Catalog: 8802065

Youngest son of J.S. Bach, Johann Christian Bach rose to prominence in England during the early Classical period much the same as his father dominated the German Baroque. His writing was influenced by his father, of course, but also by the fashions being explored by Haydn. J.C. Bach also served as a bridge to Mozart, whose work and early writings were also influenced by the junior Bach. A total of 15, three-movement symphonies were published under Opp. 6, 9, and 18.
Anastasia Injushina - C. P. E., J. C., J. S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos (2013)

Anastasia Injushina - C. P. E., J. C., J. S. Bach: Keyboard Concertos (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 260 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog Number: 1224

This release by Russian-Finnish pianist Anastasia Injushina and the Hamburger Camerata under Ralf Gothóni doesn't fit into any of the usual pigeonholes, and it thus has a fresh, bracing quality. Injushina plays a modern piano, but she neither gives it a consistent, harpsichord-like sound nor plays the music with the full capabilities of the modern piano in mind. Gothóni likewise his small group of Hamburgers in accompaniments that are neither Baroque nor modern. What this enables the musicians to do is depict with uncommon accuracy the musical commonalities and differences among J.S. Bach and his sons.
Johann Christian Bach - Freiburger Barockorchester - Concerti (2007)

Johann Christian Bach - Freiburger Barockorchester - Concerti
EAC+LOG+CUE | WV: 283 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Carus # 83.307 | Country/Year: Germany 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Early Classical Period

…In short: the so-called "English Bach" is portrayed here in a very fascinating way; you only really regrets having so few comparisons to the reading of historical conductors.