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J. C. Bach: 3 Quintets, Sextet / Pinnock, English Concert


Release Date: 09/11/2007 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 423385   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Anthony PleethLisa BeznosiukDavid ReichenbergTrevor Pinnock,   ... 
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here is charming and completely diverting music. These melodious chamber works by Johann Christian Bach, known as "The London Bach" overflow with catchy melodies that will put a smile on the face of any music lover. This is not music with a message other than to entertain and the youngest son of Johann Sebastian was an imaginative composer who embraced the new Classical era. He was among the earliest masters to perform solos on the then newfangled pianoforte. Mozart took lessons from J.C. Bach and was much influenced by him. Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert play these beguiling works with a sense of joy and delight. - Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic Here is charming and completely diverting music. These melodious chamber works by Johann Christian Bach, known as "The London Bach" overflow with catchy melodies that will put a smile on the face of any music lover. This is not music with a message other than to entertain and the youngest son of Johann Sebastian was an imaginative composer who embraced the new Classical era. He was among the earliest masters to perform solos on the then newfangled pianoforte. Mozart took lessons from J.C. Bach and was much influenced by him. Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert play these beguiling works with a sense of joy and delight. - Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Basso Continuo in C major, Op. 11 no 1 by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Anthony Pleeth (Cello), Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), David Reichenberg (Oboe),
Trevor Pinnock (Square Piano), Simon Standage (Violin), Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Viola)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 17 Minutes 0 Secs. 
2. Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola and Basso Continuo in D major, Op. 11 no 6 by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Simon Standage (Violin), Trevor Pinnock (Square Piano), Anthony Pleeth (Cello),
Trevor [viola da gamba] Jones (Viola), David Reichenberg (Oboe), Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3. Sextet for Oboe, 2 Horns, Violin, Cello and Harpsichord in C major by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  David Reichenberg (Oboe), Anthony Halstead (French Horn), David Cox (French Horn),
Simon Standage (Violin), Anthony Pleeth (Cello), Trevor Pinnock (Fortepiano)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert members
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1776; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 17 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4. Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello and Harpsichord in D major, Op. 22 no 1 by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord), Anthony Pleeth (Cello), Simon Standage (Violin),
Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), David Reichenberg (Oboe)
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert members
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 01/1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 0 Secs. 

Featured Sound Samples

Quintet, op 22 no 1: II. Andante
Sextet: I. Allegro
Sextet: III. Rondo. Allegro
Quintet, op 11 no 6: I. Allegro

Sound Samples

Quintet in D for flute,oboe,violin,cello & keyboard, op.22, no.1: 1. Allegro
Quintet in D for flute,oboe,violin,cello & keyboard, op.22, no.1: 2. Andantino
Quintet in D for flute,oboe,violin,cello & keyboard, op.22, no.1: 3. Allegro assai
Sextet in C for oboe, 2 horns, violin, cello & keyboard (w.o. no.): 1. Allegro
Sextet in C for oboe, 2 horns, violin, cello & keyboard (w.o. no.): 2. Larghetto
Sextet in C for oboe, 2 horns, violin, cello & keyboard (w.o. no.): 3. Rondo. Allegro
Quintet In D For Flute,Oboe,Violin,Viola & Continuo, Op.11, No.6: 1. Allegro
Quintet In D For Flute,Oboe,Violin,Viola & Continuo, Op.11, No.6: 2. Andantino
Quintet In D For Flute,Oboe,Violin,Viola & Continuo, Op.11, No.6: 3. Allegro assai
Quintet in C for flute,oboe,violin, viola & continuo, op.11, no.1: 1. Allegretto
Quintet in C for flute,oboe,violin, viola & continuo, op.11, no.1: 2. Andantino
Quintet in C for flute,oboe,violin, viola & continuo, op.11, no.1: 3. Menuetto con variatione

Customer Reviews

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 He didn't need his father to be famous! October 16, 2012 By JT Hall See All My Reviews "The youngest of Johann Sebastian Bach's composer sons, Johann Christian was heir to a daunting family legacy,yet, as these quintets and a sextet show, stood confidently and comfortably on his own. Written in the late Baroque "galant" style, a segue between his father's contrapuntal music and the dawning classical era of Haydn and Mozart, these small ensemble pieces delight with the delicate, nearly frivolous interplay of violins, oboe, flute, horns and keyboards. Performed by the English Concert on original instruments (why would anyone use anything else?) this music is sweetly engaging, fun, and captivating in a way that that has,unfortunately, become extinct in modern composition. Written for the ages, these gems bathe the listener in melody, harmony, and rhythm that mine a natural connection with something within, perhaps dormant, but by no means forgotten, a connection that will never lose its relevance." Report Abuse
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