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BACH, J.C.: Keyboard Sonatas, Op. 5 (Heard)


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BACH, J.C.: Keyboard Sonatas, Op. 5 (Heard)

Although he was born in Leipzig, Johann Christian Bach is often referred to as ‘The London Bach’. He was a pivotal figure in the transition between the Baroque and Classical eras, and a major influence on the young Mozart, who so loved the Italianate lyricism in the influential Sonatas Op. 5 that he used them as templates for his early keyboard concertos. As an avid proponent of the newly emerging fortepiano, J.C. Bach wrote beautiful works in the galant style which took full advantage of the instrument’s expressive capabilities. Rachel Heard’s recording of his Sonatas Op. 17 can be heard on 9.70168.

Bach, Johann Christian

  Keyboard Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 5, No. 1, W. A1
1.   I. Allegretto 00:04:38
2.   II. Tempo di minuetto 00:03:27
  Keyboard Sonata in D Major, Op. 5, No. 2, W. A2
3.   I. Allegro di molto 00:06:19
4.   II. Andante di molto 00:04:35
5.   III. Minuetto 00:03:05
  Keyboard Sonata in G Major, Op. 5, No. 3, W. A3
6.   I. Allegro 00:05:20
7.   II. Theme and Variations: Allegretto 00:05:36
  Keyboard Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 5, No. 4, W. A4
8.   I. Allegro 00:06:41
9.   II. Rondeaux: Allegretto 00:04:11
  Keyboard Sonata in E Major, Op. 5, No. 5, W. A5
10.   I. Allegro assai 00:06:41
11.   II. Adagio 00:03:16
12.   III. Prestissimo 00:02:52
  Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Op. 5, No. 6, W. A6
13.   I. Grave - 00:04:30
14.   II. Allegro moderato 00:04:09
15.   III. Allegretto 00:03:23

Total Playing Time: 01:08:43

Bach, Johann Christian

Heard, Rachel

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 9.70169

Barcode: 730099716918

Physical Release: 08/2015


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