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Meeting Mozart in London

Donald Macleod dicusses JC Bach's relationship with his famous pupil - Mozart. With Overture (Catone in Utica); Sinfonia in G minor, Op 6, No 6; Amadis des Gaules (Act 2, Sc 5).

Donald Macleod explores Johann Christian Bach's relationship with his famous pupil - the eight-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

In 1764, the Mozarts' tour of Europe took them to London, where the Royal music master, JC Bach, arranged for them to perform for the King and Queen. The relationship between Bach and the eight-year-old Mozart flourished - and as Donald Macleod discovers in today's programme, young Wolfgang's chief ambition was that "my name will be as famous as that of Christian Bach".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Johann Christian Bach

    Catone in Utica - opera in 3 acts

    Orchestra: New Philharmonic Orchestra London. Conductor: Raymond Leppard.
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    • 1.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    TRIO FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO IN A MAJOR OP.2 NO.5

    Ensemble: Trio 1790.
    • Bach, J C TRIO FOR VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO IN A MAJOR OP.2 NO.5.
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    • 13.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony in G minor Op.6`6

    Orchestra: The Hanover Band. Director: Anthony Halstead.
    • C.P.O. : 999-298-2.
    • C.P.O..
    • 16.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Sonata in G major Op.5`3 for keyboard

    Performer: David Owen Norris. Ensemble: Sonnerie.
    • AVIE : AV 00-14.
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    • 9.
  • Johann Christian Bach

    Amadis de Gaule - Act 2 Scene 5

    Choir: Gachinger Choir Stuttgart. Orchestra: Stuttgart Bach Collegium. Director: Helmuth Rilling.
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    • 16.

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