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A Musical Offering, Bach: Old vs. New
November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST$36 – $71
Legend relates that Johann Sebastian Bach exclaimed, ‘‘’Tis Prussian Blue! It fades easily!’’ when describing the music of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. This was surely a teasing reference to the galant style, with its open musical textures and general avoidance of ‘’old-school’’ counterpoint.
Our program of Bach and his sons offsets the contrapuntal wizardry of Bach senior with this new style – and is especially topical for your new Artistic Director in featuring a set of variations on God Save the King by Johann Christian, the so-called ‘‘London Bach.’’
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Sinfonia in G Major, Wq. 182
- Johann Sebastian Bach Trio sonata sopra il sogetto reale from The Musical Offering
- Johann Christian Bach Harpsichord Concerto, Opus 1, No. 6 in D Major
- Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor
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