Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1787 Holzhey organ at Weißenau Abbey
On this week’s show, we’ll assess the not inconsiderable accomplishments of three talented offspring who made their own way in the world of music. Wilhelm Friedemann was considered Germany’s foremost organist. Johann Christian converted to Catholicism, studied in Italy, and ended up as the most celebrated import, after Handel, on the London scene. And Carl Philip Emmanuel, after a period of royal servitude, became music director for the city of Hamburg, a job his father lusted after but never himself achieved.
Boys will be boys, but when your father is Johann Sebastian Bach there are certain standards to be met, and a degree of individual independence to be sought. Hear the the works of three talented offspring the Sons of ‘B’ music by The Bach Boys, this week on PIPEDREAMS.
W.F. BACH: Fugue in D, F.31, number 3; Chorale-prelude, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, F. 38, number 1; Fugue in D; Fugue in c –Wolfgang Baumgratz (1798 Holzhay/Neresheim Abbey, Germany) Christophorus CHR 77107
C.P.E. BACH: Concerto in G for Organ and Strings, Wq. 34, 3rd movement –Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Patrick Peire, conductor; Johan Huys (1976 Loncke/St. Giles Church, Brugge, Belgium) Rene Gailly CD-87050
C.P.E. BACH: Concerto in E-flat for Organ, Horns and Strings, Wq. 35, 1st movement –C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen, conductor; Roland Münch (1756 Migendt/Pfarrkirche Zur frohen Botschaft, Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany) Capriccio CD-10135
This program was originally issued as #9410 in March 1994.