Kids Commute - Bach Week! Friday

Sep 14, 2018

Johann Christian Bach, in a portrait by Thomas Gainsborough

Happy Friday, Kids Commuters! Welcome to the last day of BACH WEEK on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

This week, we've been listening to works by legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons, many of whom became composers.

Today, we'll hear music from his youngest - and probably most famous -  son, Child Number Eleven - Johann Christian Bach, who came to be known as the, "English Bach."

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Johann Christian Bach
ZANAIDA:  Allo splendor del trono
Vannina Santoni as Osira
Opera Fuoco/David Stern

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Here is the translation for Osira's (the Persian Ambassador's daughter's) aria:

Charmed with the gay magnificence of court
the pomp of majesty, and royal power,
My dazzled eye feasts over the great idea,
while love and fierce ambition share my breast.