Admission: £10 - £60
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Venue telephone: 020 7222 1061
CPE Bach Sinfonia in C major
JS Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D minor
JCF Bach Sinfonia in D minor
WF Bach Harpsichord Concerto in F minor
CPE Bach Sinfonia in B minor
Ottavio Dantone director/ harpsichord
A father and his three musical sons. Meet the incredible Bach family at this concert.
Enjoy a journey through time and wildly different musical styles. Hear, in the music of CPE Bach, the compelling story of a gifted child rebelling against the legacy of his famous father.
Though a tight-knit group, the Bach family managed to compose wildly different styles of music to lasting international acclaim, from the bounce and thrust of Johannes Sebastian to the slow, song-like structures of Wilhelm Friedemann. This concert presents a range of their works. It considers how, as a father, you balance a burgeoning music career with educating a huge family, and how, as a son, you acknowledge your roots while embracing the new sounds of a changing world.
OAE Extras at 5.45pm, auditorium, free admission
Pre-concert discussion exploring the Bach family and its legacy, with Kati Debretzeni (leader) and David Force (Open University).
St John's is a former church in Westminster, now a concert venue.
Nearest tube: Westminster or Pimlico