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Composing till the End

Donald Macleod focuses on CPE's final years, introducing some of his last compositions.

Donald Macleod talks us through the final years of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and we hear some of his last compositions

Bach remained in Hamburg for the rest of his life, and continued composing until his death at the age of 74 in 1788. In his final years, he overcame tragedy with the death of his son, aged 30, entertained many visitors with his impressive improvising, and compiled a family history.

We hear his masterpiece and swansong for double chorus, 'Heilig', and two works written in his final year - a string quartet and the Double Keyboard Concerto. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Heilig, Wq 217
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto
RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Hans-Christoph Rademann, director

Fantasy in C
Christopher Hogwood, fortepiano

Quartet in D, Wq 94
Nicholas McGegan, flute
Catherine Mackintosh, viola
Anthony Pleeth, cello
Christopher Hogwood, fortepiano

Double Keyboard Concerto in E flat, Wq 47
Eric Lynn Kelly, harpsichord
Jos van Immerseel, fortepiano
Collegium Aureum.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 4 Dec 2015 18:30

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Heilig, Wq 217

    Ensemble: Berlin Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Hans-Christoph Rademann. Choir: RIAS Chamber Choir.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMC-902167.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 10.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Heilig, Wq 217

    Ensemble: Berlin Academy of Ancient Music. Director: Hans-Christoph Rademann. Choir: RIAS Chamber Choir.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI : HMC-902167.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 10.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Fantasy in C

    Performer: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE : 433-189-2.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 7.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Fantasy in C

    Performer: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE : 433-189-2.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 7.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Quartet in D, Wq 94

    Performer: Nicholas McGegan. Performer: Catherine Mackintosh. Performer: Anthony Pleeth. Performer: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE : 433-189-2.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 4.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Quartet in D, Wq 94

    Performer: Nicholas McGegan. Performer: Catherine Mackintosh. Performer: Anthony Pleeth. Performer: Christopher Hogwood.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE : 433-189-2.
    • L'OISEAU-LYRE.
    • 4.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Double Keyboard Concerto in E flat, Wq 47

    Performer: Eric Lynn Kelley. Performer: Jos van Immerseel. Orchestra: Collegium Aureum.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 05472-77410 2.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Double Keyboard Concerto in E flat, Wq 47

    Performer: Eric Lynn Kelley. Performer: Jos van Immerseel. Orchestra: Collegium Aureum.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 05472-77410 2.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 1.

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