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Bach, Johann Christian

Born: 1735 AD
Died: 1782 AD
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1735 – JC Bach was born 5th of September in Leipzig, Germany.

1754 – Went to Italy where he studied counterpoint under Giovanni Battista Martini.

1760-1762 – Held the post of organist at Milan Cathedral, for which he wrote two Masses, a Requiem, a Te Deum, and other works. Around this time he converted from Lutheranism to Catholicism.

          – Appointed composer to the London Italian opera, and became musician to Queen Charlotte.

1778 – Orione, was one of the first few musical works to use clarinets. His final opera seria, La Clemenza di Scipione, remained popular with London audiences for many years and shows interesting parallels with Mozart’s last opera in this genre.

1764-1782 – Founded the famous Bach-Abel Concerts in London, and were among the most important musical events in England during this period. Bach was the leading virtuoso performer and composer of German origin in England at the time; an opera placard billed him as the "Saxon Master of Music."

1782 – Johann Christian Bach died 1st of January in poverty in London.

His influence on the young Mozart was considerable, and they met both in London and in Paris.

He is sometimes known as "The London Bach".

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