(1735 - 1782)  The youngest surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach, he studied in Italy, before moving on to London where he gave a series of groundbreaking concerts (1765-1781) with Carl Friedrich Abel at the Hanover Square Rooms.  Accordingly, he became known as the London Bach, influencing the music scene and creating a public appetite for concerts.  The child prodigy Mozart met the established J. C. Bach on a visit to London, and the meeting had lasting impact on young Mozart.

Johann Christian Bach's music was as progressive as his father's was conservative, and his works in the 'galante' (rococo) style foreshadow music developments of the coming classical era.
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steven - 22 Sep 2009