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C.P.E. Bach

March 21, 2011

A Real Son of a Bach

Anyone interested in learning the rules of harmony, how notes and chords fit together, need look no further than the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He invented most of those rules. So maybe it's only natural that one of the early rule-breakers was one of his own children, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. C.P.E. Bach respected his father, but took his own music off in several new directions. In today's show, a couple of works by C.P.E. Bach, from a recent concert in London.

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hour 1

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Rondo in D Minor
    Mikhail Pletnev, piano
  • Frederic Chopin
    Mazurka No. 15 in C, Op. 24, No. 2
    Martha Argerich, piano
    Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival, Warsaw, Poland
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Duetto in E Minor, BWV 802
    Paul Jacobs, organ
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Harpsichord Concerto in C, Wq. 20, H. 423
    Steven Devine, harpsichord, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington, conductor
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Sinfonia in E, Wq. 182/6, H. 662
    The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Roger Norrington, conductor
    Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England
  • Robert Pearsall
    Lay a Garland
    musica intima

hour 2

  • Ottorino Respighi
    Song and Dance, from Brazilian Impressions
    The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor
  • Domenico Scarlatti
    Sonata in D Minor, K. 141
    Martha Argerich, piano
    Semperoper, Dresden, Germany
  • Domenico Scarlatti
    Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.90, L.106, P.9
    Avi Avital, mandolin, Jakob Koranyi, cello, Kenneth Weiss, harpsichord, Paul O'Dette, lute
    Alice Tully Hall, New York City
  • Ernest Chausson
    Poeme for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
    Yossif Ivanov, violin, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Jesus Lopez Cobos, conductor
    Metropole Hall, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Gyorgy Ligeti
    Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances
    The Chicago Chamber Musicians
    Gottlieb Hall, Chicago
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