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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach][decorative stamp]
Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach

[Wilhelm Friedemann Bach][decorative stamp]
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

[1755 Marx/Evangelical Church ‘Zur frohen Botschaft’, Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany][decorative stamp]
1755 Marx at Evangelical Church 'Zur frohen Botschaft', Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany

[1999 Fritts/Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA][decorative stamp]
1999 Fritts at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

[1982 Grenzing/St. Cyprien Church, Perigord, France][decorative stamp]
1982 Grenzing at St. Cyprien Church, Perigord, France

Sibling Rivals

…though Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was reputed to be the finest organist of his era, he died penniless while his younger brother, Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, prospered as harpsichordist to Frederick the Great and, later, Music Director for the city of Hamburg.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1409 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1409 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

W.F. BACHFantasie in dFriedhelm Flamme (2008 Hillebrand/Münsterkirche St. Alexandri, Einbeck, Germany) cpo 777.527

C.P.E. BACHSonata No. 1 in A, Wq 70, no. 1Roland Münch (1755 Marx/Evangelical Church ‘Zur frohen Botschaft’, Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany) Christophorus 0110-2

W.F. BACH:  Chorale-prelude, Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ; Fugue in c; Chorale-prelude, Christe, der du bist Tag und LichtJulia Brown (1999 Fritts/Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Naxos 8.570571

C.P.E. BACH:  Organ Concerto in E-flat, H.446 –CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra/Hartmut Hänchen, conductor; Roland Münch (1755 Marx/Evangelical Church ‘Zur frohen Botschaft’, Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany) Capriccio 10135

Hour 2

C.P.E. BACH:   Fantasia and Fugue in cThomas Trotter (1773 Mitterreither-1973 Flentrop/School Hall, Eton College, Windsor, England) Regent 314

C.P.E. BACHSonata in D, Wq 70, no. 5 –(1st mvt) Ton Koopman (1730 Trost/Parish Church, Waltershausen, Germany) Artifex 9901; (2nd mvt) François-Henri Houbart (1994 Dupont/Lessay Abbey, France) Solstice 128; (3rd mvt) Jacques van Oortmerssen (1826 Bätz/Onze Lieve Vrouwe   Kerk, Harderwijk, The Netherlands) BIS 569

W.F. BACHFugue in c (Fk. 32) --Julia Brown (1999 Fritts/Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Naxos 8.570571

C.P.E. BACH:  Variations, fr Sonata for Oboe and Keyboard –Michel Giboureau, oboe; Andre Isoir (1982 Grenzing/St. Cyprien Church, Perigord, France) PhaiaMusica 024

W.F. BACHFantasie in c –Friedhelm Flamme (2008 Hillebrand/Münsterkirche St. Alexandri, Einbeck, Germany) cpo 777.527

 

We observe the tercentenary of the birth of Bach’s second son, C.P.E. (b. March 8, 1714).

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