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A significant portion of J. C. F. Bach's output was lost in the WWII destruction of the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung in Berlin , where the scores had been on deposit since 1917. Musicologists Hansdieter Wohlfahrth, who catalogued his works, and Ulrich Leisinger consider Bach a transitional figure in the mold of his half-brother C. P. E. , his brother Johann Christian , the Grauns ( Carl and Johann ), and Georg Philipp Telemann , with some works in the style of the high Baroque , some in a galant idiom, and still others which combine elements of the two, along with traits of the nascent classical style.
Known as the 'English Bach', . Bach travelled to Italy and converted to Roman Catholicism, before settling in London in the service of Queen Charlotte, hence his nickname 'The London Bach'. He became a well-known classical composer, and an influence on Mozart's concertos. composed cantatas, orchestral works, keyboard music, operas and symphonies, which sounded very different in style from his father's Baroque works. Bach was already 50 when . was born, and musical styles of the time were growing increasingly 'classical'.