Johann Christian Bach

Johann Christian Bach was born in Leipzig, Germany, in 1735.

His early musical training was conducted almost entirely by his father, the famous Johann Sebastian, to whom he owed both the finish and the quality of his work. In 1754 he became organist of Milan Cathedral, in 1759 concert director in London. While by no means so great a musician as Johann Sebastian, he is well known for several operas and sacred works. He has always been called the “English Bach”, to distinguish him from his brothers, who were also musicians.

He died in London, January 1, 1782