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Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Concert for the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Symphony for strings and basso continuo A-major Wq 182 Nr. 4
Concert for fortepiano, strings and basso continuo C-major Wq 20
Concert for flute, strings and basso continuo d-Moll Wq 22
Symphony for strings and basso continuo h-Moll Wq 182 Nr. 5

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ricercare a sei from the "Musical Offering" BWV 1079
Concert for flute, violin, harpsichord, strings and bassp continuo a-minor BWV 1044
Berliner Philharmonie · Berlin Tickets

The oeuvre of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach marks the transition of the baroque era to the sensitive style: choral and counterpoint became enigmatic, and musical works full of emotional eruption were composed. Eventually, the music should „touch the heart“, which is why the composer, in case of his sinfonia for strings Wq 182, „completely let himself go“.
When Carl Philipp Emanuel came to Berlin in 1738, he was immediately called to the former „crown prince of Prussia“, the future king Friedrich II, who engaged the composer as chamber harpsichordist. Despite many other job opportunities, he stayed in prussian employment for more than three decades; in 1767 he took charge of the musical direction in Hamburg, to succeed his godfather Georg Philipp Telemann.
For his 300th birthday, Gottfried von der Goltz, using the violin, leads the baroque soloists Kristian Bezudenhout (fortepiano, harpsichord) and Jacques Zoon (flute) through Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs musical archive.


Gottfried von der Goltz (conduction)
Jacques Zoon (flute)


Instrumental music
Chamber music