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[+] Meyer, John A. "The Keyboard Concertos of Johann Christian Bach and Their Influence on Mozart." Miscellanea Musicologica: Adelaide Studies in Musicology 10 (1979): 59-73.

J. C. Bach was one of the very few composers Mozart greatly admired. His keyboard concertos opp. 1, 7, and 13 influenced Mozart's piano concertos in the following areas: structural principles of the first movement including the use and expansion of ritornellos and solo sections; the use of wind instruments; the cantabile melodic style of the slow movement; and the use of Minuet or dance, Rondo, or Variation forms in the last movement. Op. 7 particularly sets a model for the newly developed concerto form.

Works: Mozart: Piano Concerto No.6 in B-flat Major, K. 238 (62, 64), Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, K. 246 (62-63), Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271 (61-65, 71-72), Piano Concerto No. 11 in F Major, K. 413 (64), Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453 (66), Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491 (66).

Sources: J. C. Bach: Keyboard Concerto in G Major, Op. 1, No. 4 (60-61), Keyboard Concerto in D Major, Op. 1, No. 6 (60-61, 64, 73), Keyboard Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 7, No. 5 (62-66, 70-72), Keyboard Concerto in D Major, Op. 13, No. 2 (67, 70-71, 73), Keyboard Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 13, No. 4 (67, 72-73), Keyboard Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 13, No. 6 (66, 73).

Index Classifications: 1700s

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