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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - CPE Bach

2 hours, 15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 07 March 2011

Presented by Martin Handley.

From the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London a veritable feast of music by Rococo master Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, one of J.S. Bach's most talented sons. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington, a period instrument expert, feature a wide and rich palette of the German composer's music mixing symphonies and concerti, highlighting the significant role he played in bridging the earlier Baroque period and the later Classicism of Mozart and Haydn. The soloists are Richard Lester in the Cello Concerto in A, and Steven Devine in the Harpsichord Concerto in C.

C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in G, Wq.182/1
C.P.E. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in C, Wq.20
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in G, Wq.173
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in E, Wq.182/6
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto in A, Wq.172
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in E flat, Wq.179

Richard Lester, cello
Steven Devine, harpsichord
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

Followed all this week by a recital given by soprano Amanda Roocroft, accompanied by pianist Malcolm Martineau, as we reach the 1860-70 decade in the Wigmore Hall's 100 Years of German Song series. Liszt, Cornelius, Jensen, Bruch and Brahms are the composers featured.


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