Ewald Demeyere (Harpsichord and conduction)
C. P. E. Bach 300 – Berlin Symphonies and Concertos
Symphony in G major for strings and continuo Wq 173 / H 648
Concerto in E flat major for oboe, strings and continuo Wq 165 / H 468
Symphony in G major for strings and continuo Wq 180 / H 655
Concerto in D minor for harpsichord, strings and continuo Wq 23 / H 427
Symphony in E minor for strings and continuo Wq 177 / H 652
The 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is also celebrated in Liège (Belgium) with a concert in the splendid Philharmonic Hall. This programme proposes symphonies and concertos from his Berlin period. The second surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach, an exact contemporary of Gluck and Leopold Mozart, made his Berlin debut at the court of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, and was in his service for a period of 30 years. In 1768, as the successor of Telemann, he became ‘Kapellmeister’ in Hamburg, continuing as such until his death.
The Belgian ensemble Bach Concentus is currently one of the best ambassadors of this extraordinary musical genius. Their CD "Symphonies by the Bach Sons" was awarded with the prize "Choc" by the French magazine Classica. Enjoy impressive interpretations with finely worked out rhythmic breaks, dynamic contrasts and ever-changing emotions.
Vinciane Baudhuin (oboe)
Ewald Demeyere (harpsichord)
Conduction: Ewald Demeyere