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Donald Macleod explores the relationship between CPE Bach and his famous father, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Fathers and Sons

"In composition and keyboard playing, I never had any other teacher than my father." It could so easily have gone horribly wrong: one of the greatest musical minds the world has ever known, teaching his musical offspring himself. But Johann Sebastian Bach clearly had very special qualities and seems to have remained on good terms with all of his children. In today's programme, Donald Macleod explores the relationship between CPE Bach and his famous father.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Polonaise in G minor for keyboard, attrib. J S Bach (as BWV.A.123) [Anna Magdale

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • RCA : GD-71969.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    6 Sonatine nuove, Wq 63 nos 7-12: No 6 Prestissimo in D minor

    Performer: Christopher Hogwood.
    • 6 Sonatine nuove, Wq 63 nos 7-12: No 6 Prestissimo in D minor.
    • L`OISEAU LYRE.
    • 6.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Magnificat in D major Wq.215

    Singer: Arleen Augér. Singer: Helen Watts. Singer: Kurt Equiluz. Singer: Wolfgang Schöne. Ensemble: Stuttgart Bach Collegium. Choir: Gachinger Kantorei. Director: Helmuth Rilling.
    • HANSSLER : CD-98970.
    • HANSSLER.
    • 1.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sonata in G major Wq.56`2 for keyboard

    Performer: Inger Grudin-Brandt.
    • BIS : CD-142.
    • BIS.
    • 6.

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