Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach

Composer. Born 21 June 1732. Died 26 January 1795
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
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1732-06-21
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Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach

Biography (Wikipedia)

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (21 June 1732 – 26 January 1795) was a harpsichordist and composer, the fifth son of Johann Sebastian Bach, sometimes referred to as the "Bückeburg Bach".

Born in Leipzig in the Electorate of Saxony, he was taught music by his father, and also tutored by his distant cousin Johann Elias Bach [de]. He studied at the St. Thomas School, and some believe he studied law at the university there, but there is no record of this. In 1750, William, Count of Schaumburg-Lippe appointed Johann Christoph harpsichordist at Bückeburg, and in 1759, he became concertmaster. While there, Bach collaborated with Johann Gottfried Herder, who provided the texts for six vocal works; the music survives for only four of these.

Bach wrote keyboard sonatas, symphonies, oratorios, liturgical choir pieces and motets, operas and songs. Because of Count Wilhelm's predilection for Italian music, Bach had to adapt his style accordingly, but he retained stylistic traits of the music of his father and of his brother, C. P. E. Bach.

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Symphony in D minor, WFV I:3
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Symphony in D minor, WFV I:3
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Pygmalion, cantata for bass and orchestra W 18/5, B 50
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Pygmalion, cantata for bass and orchestra W 18/5, B 50
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Sinfonia for strings and continuo in D minor
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Sinfonia for strings and continuo in D minor
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Trio in C major, for flute, violin & continuo
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Trio in C major, for flute, violin & continuo
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Symphony in B flat major, W.1/20
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Symphony in B flat major, W.1/20
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Symphony in E flat major, W.1/10
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Symphony in E flat major, W.1/10
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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Gloria sei dir gesungen)
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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Gloria sei dir gesungen)
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Die Amerikanerin (The American Girl) - lyric painting for soprano and ensemble
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Die Amerikanerin (The American Girl) - lyric painting for soprano and ensemble
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Symphony in C major, W I/6
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Symphony in C major, W I/6

Symphony in C major, W I/6

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New Bach Collegium Musicum, Leipzig
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Symphony in B flat major, WI/20
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Symphony in B flat major, WI/20

Symphony in B flat major, WI/20

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New Bach Collegium Musicum, Leipzig
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Cello Sonata in G - 1st movt Allegretto
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Cello Sonata in G - 1st movt Allegretto

Cello Sonata in G - 1st movt Allegretto

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Tatty Theo (cello)
Anthony Pleeth (cello)
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Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Ino - solo cantata for soprano and orchestra
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Ino - solo cantata for soprano and orchestra
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Symphony in E flat major
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Symphony in E flat major

Symphony in E flat major

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Burkhard Glaetzner
New Bach Collegium Musicum of Leipzig
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