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BBC Proms 2014 Chamber Music 2

C.P.E. Bach

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Part of BBC Proms 2014

Repertoire

C.P.E. Bach
Trio Sonata in A major, Wq 146
C.P.E. Bach
Violin Sonata in C minor, Wq 78
C.P.E. Bach
Keyboard Sonata in E minor (‘Kenner und Liebhaber’ Collection No. 5), Wq 59/1
C.P.E. Bach
Trio Sonata in C minor, ‘Sanguineus and Melancholicus’

Performers

Rachel Podger
violin
Katy Bircher
flute
Bojan Cičić
violin
Tomasz Pokrzywiński
cello
Kristian Bezuidenhout
fortepiano

This year marks the 300th anniversary of C.P.E. Bach, second son of J.S. Bach and the most musically rebellious of the younger Bachs. When Mozart wrote, ‘Bach is the father, we the children’, he was referring not to J.S. Bach but C.P.E. Bach.

Baroque violinist Rachel Podger is joined by musical friends in a programme to explore the weird and wonderful world of this fascinating musician. At its core is the extraordinary and unprecedented C minor Trio Sonata – an instrumental dialogue between a ‘sanguine’ man and a ‘melancholic’, in which each tries to persuade the other to change his mood.

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Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour
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