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

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 7" in G major, Op. 6/1, CW C7ab (T. 264/1) (2 versions)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 8" in D major, Op. 6/2, CW C8 (T. 264/4)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 9 " in E flat major, Op. 6/3, CW C9 (T. 264/7)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 10" in B flat major, Op. 6/4, CW C10 (T. 265/1) (2 versions)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 11" in E flat major, Op. 6/5, CW C11 (T. 264/1)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 17a" in B flat major ("Sieber no 2"), CW C17a
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 27" in D major, Op. 18/4, CW C27 (T. 270/7)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra in D major (arrangement of overture to Amadis de Gaule), Op. 18/6, CW XC1 (T.
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for double orchestra "No. 26" in E flat major, Op. 18/1, CW C26 (T. 269/4)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for double orchestra in D major Op. 18/3 (Overture
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for double orchestra "No. 28" in E major, Op. 18/5, CW C28 (T. 270/10)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 17b" in B flat major ("Hummel"), Op. 9/1, CW C17b (T. 268/3)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 18b" in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CW C18b (T. 268/6)
>Bach, Johann Christian : Overture
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Johann Christian (J.S. Bach's youngest son), found a home in London after travels across Germany and Italy. His cosmopolitan education and outlook can be enjoyed in these symphonies or sinfonias from the 1760s and later. Haydn may have been writing full four-movement works by then, but J.C.'s use of the old, operatically inspired three-movement model is always imaginative, enlivened by attractive scoring for solo winds and strings.

Fanfare
The symphonies on this two-disc release are representative of the music heard in the Bach-Abel concerts as well as in the London pleasure gardens like Vauxhall. Each symphony is in the fast-slow-fast format of the Italian opera sinfonia... The most striking music is found in the odd-numbered symphonies in the op. 18 set... Both used strings, but the first added oboes and horns while the second supplemented the string section with flutes. The result must have been striking for the audience and still surprises with much effect today.

American Record Guide
Here's wonderful, incredibly inventive music in performances that are simply the best... the unteachable magic element in music is having the right style. You've either got it or you haven't. And here Zinman has it in spades, captured in the best engineering I've heard in ages - warm, ambient, natural, embracing, and best seat in the house.

Baker & Taylor CD Hotlist
This two-disc set appears to duplicate the one released by Philips as part of its "Duo" series in 1994; the recordings date from the mid-1970s. If your library already owns the Philips version, there is no need to replace it with this re-reissue by Newton Classics. However, this budget-line release offers an extremely attractive opportunity to any library that doesn't already own these gorgeous recordings of exceptionally fine performances of brilliant pieces by Bach's youngest (and most stylistically forward-looking) son. It's rather difficult to believe that these recordings are as old as they are, and the pieces themselves are beyond delightful.

My Classical Notes
Johann Christian was the youngest son of Johann Sebastian Bach. His musical taste, melodies, and spirit are quite enjoyable in these symphonies from the 1760's and later. J.C. Bach's use of the old three-movement symphony form is always imaginative, and features attractive scoring for solo winds and strings. Some of the slow movements are certainly instrumental arias and very beautiful.



Reviews

JC Bach Symphonies
Very well recorded and performed. Zinman and the orchestra are excellent. I have yet to get an intact CD holder from Newton Classics. They always arrive broken in some way.
Submitted on 06/29/11 by Bernie 
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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 7" in G major, Op. 6/1, CW C7ab (T. 264/1) (2 versions)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1764

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 8" in D major, Op. 6/2, CW C8 (T. 264/4)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1769

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 9 " in E flat major, Op. 6/3, CW C9 (T. 264/7)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1762

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 10" in B flat major, Op. 6/4, CW C10 (T. 265/1) (2 versions)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: by 1766

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 11" in E flat major, Op. 6/5, CW C11 (T. 264/1)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1766

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 9 " in E flat major, Op. 6/3, CW C9 (T. 264/7)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1762

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 17a" in B flat major ("Sieber no 2"), CW C17a
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1767

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 27" in D major, Op. 18/4, CW C27 (T. 270/7)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1772

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra in D major (arrangement of overture to Amadis de Gaule), Op. 18/6, CW XC1 (T.
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: after 01/1781

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for double orchestra "No. 26" in E flat major, Op. 18/1, CW C26 (T. 269/4)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1772-1775

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for double orchestra in D major Op. 18/3 (Overture :: Endimione, second version), CW G15ov/b
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1772

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for double orchestra "No. 28" in E major, Op. 18/5, CW C28 (T. 270/10)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1772-1775

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 17b" in B flat major ("Hummel"), Op. 9/1, CW C17b (T. 268/3)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1767-1768

>Bach, Johann Christian : Symphony for orchestra "No. 18b" in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CW C18b (T. 268/6)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1767-1768

>Bach, Johann Christian : Overture :: Zanaida (II), opera (symphony) for orchestra ("Hummel"), Op. 9/3, CW G5ov/b (T. 2
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: by 1773

>Bach, Johann Christian : Overture :: La Calamità de'Cuori, for orchestra (insertion into pasticcio opera) in D major , CW G27 (
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Ensemble: Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1763