J.C. Bach: Symphonies Opp. 6, 9 & 18

J.C. Bach: Symphonies Opp. 6, 9 & 18

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by David Zinman
     
 

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,See more details below

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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. The playing is sublimely well-balanced; every note from every instrument is impeccably clear. Zinman's vision for the symphonies is highly energetic, driven, and vivacious. The inner movements are executed with the utmost delicacy and refinement while the fast outer movements are tossed off controlled effervescence. Newton's remastered sound is full and detailed, capturing the spirit in the original performances.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2011
Label:
Newton Classics
UPC:
8718247710652
catalogNumber:
8802065
Rank:
218657

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Tracks

  1. Overture: La Calamità de'Cuori, for orchestra (insertion into pasticcio opera) in D major , CW G27 (T. 272/5)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  2. Overture: Zanaida (II), opera overture (symphony) for orchestra ("Hummel"), Op. 9/3, CW G5ov/b (T. 269/1)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  3. Symphony for orchestra "No. 18b" in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CW C18b (T. 268/6)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  4. Symphony for orchestra "No. 17b" in B flat major ("Hummel"), Op. 9/1, CW C17b (T. 268/3)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  5. Symphony for double orchestra "No. 28" in E major, Op. 18/5, CW C28 (T. 270/10)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  6. Symphony for double orchestra in D major Op. 18/3 (Overture: Endimione, second version), CW G15ov/b (T. 270/4)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  7. Symphony for double orchestra "No. 26" in E flat major, Op. 18/1, CW C26 (T. 269/4)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  8. Symphony for orchestra in D major (arrangement of overture to Amadis de Gaule), Op. 18/6, CW XC1 (T. 271/3) (spurious)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  9. Symphony for orchestra "No. 27" in D major, Op. 18/4, CW C27 (T. 270/7)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  10. Symphony for orchestra "No. 17a" in B flat major ("Sieber No. 2"), CW C17a  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  11. Symphony for orchestra "No. 9 " in E flat major, Op. 6/3, CW C9 (T. 264/7)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  12. Symphony for orchestra "No. 11" in E flat major, Op. 6/5, CW C11 (T. 264/1)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  13. Symphony for orchestra "No. 10" in B flat major, Op. 6/4, CW C10 (T. 265/1) (2 versions)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  14. Symphony for orchestra "No. 9 " in E flat major, Op. 6/3, CW C9 (T. 264/7)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  15. Symphony for orchestra "No. 8" in D major, Op. 6/2, CW C8 (T. 264/4)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman
  16. Symphony for orchestra "No. 7" in G major, Op. 6/1, CW C7ab (T. 264/1) (2 versions)  - Johann Christian Bach  -  Netherlands Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - David Zinman

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