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Avant garde. Eccentric. A maniac. Wild and adventurous. Off the wall. Extraordinary. No marketing hyperbole – this is how our players describe Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach and his music.
One of the many children of JS Bach, CPE Bach always lived in his father’s shadow, and now is an almost unknown figure at least beyond the classical cogniscenti. How can such an unknown be considered a gamechanger? A listen to his music reveals just why – it constantly shifts, wrongfooting the listener when they least expect it with wild changes of direction and colour – it’s bright, effervescent, and is a fascinating link between the music of his father (and the Baroque era) and Joseph Haydn (and the Classical era). Join us and enjoy the music of this forgotten trailblazer.
CPE Bach Symphony in E flat, Wq 179
CPE Bach Symphony in B minor, Wq 182, No. 5
CPE Bach Concerto for Harpsichord and Fortepiano in E flat, Wq 47
CPE Bach Symphony in A, Wq 182, No. 4
CPE Bach Symphony in D, Wq 183, No. 1
CPE Bach Symphony in F, Wq 183, No. 3
Rebecca Miller conductor
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Danny Driver fortepiano
Concert finishes at approximately 8:50pm.
Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross
Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment