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bach, johann christian Explained

Bach, Johann Christian at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

German-British composer. Youngest son of J. S. Bach, he studied with his brother C. P. E. Bach in Berlin before moving to Italy. In 1762 he became composer to the King's Theatre in London, where he would remain the rest of his life, becoming music teacher to the queen, and later the impresario (with C. F. Abel) of an important series of concerts (1765-81). He wrote some 50 symphonies, some 35 keyboard concertos, and much chamber music. His music, melodious and well formed but far from profound and with no trace of his father's influence, became an important prototype of the Classic style and influenced W. A. Mozart.