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Event Series Event Series: A Musical Offering, Bach: Old vs. New

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.’’

Program includes

  • 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


November 11
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$36 – $71
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Portland Baroque Orchestra
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Portland, OR 97205 United States
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