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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1787 Holzhey
1787 Holzhey organ at Weißenau Abbey

Sons of ‘B’

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.

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Music played in the program

C.P.E. BACH: Fantasie & Fugue in c, Wq. 119, number 7 –James Welch (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Wilson CD-8314

C.P.E. BACH: Adagio per il organo in d –Roland Münch (1756 Migendt/Pfarrkirche Zur frohen Botschaft, Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany) Capriccio CD-10108

C.P.E. BACH: Sonata in D, Wq. 70, number 5 –Kei Koito (1787 Holzhey/Weißenau Abbey, Germany) Harmonic CD-9142

WILHELM FRIEDEMANN BACH: Fugue in c –Leo van Doeselaar (1727 Müller/Jacobijnerkerk, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands) Etcetera 2003

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

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH: Overture in B-flat –Arturo Sacchetti (1976 Tamburini/Chiesa del C.G.S. Crocetta, Turin, Italy) Europa CD-350228

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

W.F. BACH: Fugue in e, F. 31, number 6; Fugue in F, F. 36 –Wolfgang Baumgratz (1798 Holzhay/Neresheim Abbey, Germany)


This program was originally issued as #9410 in March 1994.

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