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The Godfather

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Hamburgian sonata G-major Wq 133
Allegretto - Rondo: Presto for flute and basso continuo
Sonata C-major Wq 136
Andante - Allegretto - Arioso for viola da gamba and basso continuo

Ernst Gottlieb Baron
Suite g-minor
Allemande - Courante - Aria - Menuett - Bourrée - Menuett - Gavotte - Sabande - Gigue for theorbo solo

Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonate A-major
Largo - Allegro - Largo - Vivace from: Essercizii Musici, Hamburg after 1740 for harpsichord obligato, flauto traverso and basso continuo

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Quartet G-major Wq 95
Allegretto - Adagio - Presto for flute, viola and harpsichord

Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata D-major
Andante - Vivace - Recitativo - Arioso/Andante - Vivace from "Der getreue Music Meister" Hamburg 1728 for viola da gamba solo
Sonata h-minor
Largo - Vivace - Dolce - Vivace from Essercizii Musici, Hamburg after 1740 für flauto traverso, viola da gamba and basso continuo
Lichtwarksaal (Carl-Toepfer-Stiftung) · Hamburg Tickets

'... I received the offer to become musical director in Hamburg, replacing the honorable bandmaster Telemann! With great humility and respect, I gave my farewells to the King...' wrote Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in his autobiography. Bach's decision to leave the royal Prussian employment, was not only motivated by the turmoils of the 7-year war, but certainly also through the attractive status of being a free bourgoeis artist. By the end of March 1768 Bach succeeded his late Godfather Georg Philipp Telemann in the post of city music director and cantor in Hamburg. Carl Philipp's Godfather had been in office since 1721, and it is very possible that Telemann had envisioned him as his succesor for some time, and had created the necessary contacts for Bach in the Hanseatic city.


Hamburger Ratsmusik
Brian Berryman (flute)
Simone Eckert (viola da gamba)
Ulrich Wedemeier (theorbo | lute)
Michael Fuerst (Cembalo)


Instrumental music
Chamber music