Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach is certainly the least famous composing son of the great Johann Sebastian. He spent his life at the court of Bückeburg in Germany as court composer. His style may be loosely described as a fusion between his two brothers Carl Philipp Emanuel and Johann Christian: Galante Stil occasionally infused with daring harmonic and dynamic effects.His symphonies pre-shadow those of Joseph Haydn, and offer delightful Early-Classical orchestral music of high quality and entertainment.
Founded in 1979 by members of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Neues Bachisches Collegium Leipzig has made the family of Bach its primary focus, delivering assured and committed performances of this repertoire forRead more over 30 years. Their performance of these three symphonies by J.C.F. Bach is no exception, tracing with appropriate delicacy and vigour, under the esteemed directorship of Burkhard Glaetzner (one of Germany's most esteemed oboists), the various career stages of a composer whose oeuvre remains sadly overshadowed by that of his more illustrious brothers Wilhelm Friedemann and Johann Christian.
Performed with gusto and commitment by the former East German elite ensemble Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, conducted by oboist Burkhard Glaetzner.
A gem, licensed from the rich catalogue of Berlin Classics.
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Works on This Recording
Symphony no 6 in C major, HW 1 no 6by J. C. F. Bach Conductor:
Leipzig New Bach Collegium Musicum
Period: Classical Written: 1770; Bückeburg, Germany
Amazing graceMay 29, 2015By Anthony G. (SANTA FE, NM)See All My Reviews"Amazing grace that I took the chance, on a lark, and purchased hitherto unknown to me Johnann Friedrich Bach's 3 Symphonies. Absolutely inspired music that is stirring and substantive to listen to. In fact, it has prompted me to explore this composer's output further, and seek out other cds by JCF Bach. It also puzzles me: Why is music of this rare beauty still lie buried in archives and concealed from the delight of listeners? I would like to hear more of his symphonies and sample his other compositions. I can't imagine anybody who loves Classical music not to be ravished by this cd."Report Abuse