Since I’m visiting Milan, I was curious as to whether any of the musical Bachs had spent time here. I did discover that J.S. Bach’s youngest surviving son, Johann Christian (1735-1782), lived in Italy for many years. He studied in Bologna, and then became organist at the Milan cathedral in 1760. While in Italy, Johann Christian composed several major works, including two Masses, a Requiem and a Te Deum.
J.C. Bach later established himself in England, premiering three operas at the King’s Theatre in London. He was married in London and lived there until his death.