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Mozart and the Bach Family

John Butt directs a programme exploring the foundations of Mozart's artistry in the music of JC, CPE and JS Bach.

The Bach family and Mozart: John Butt directs a programme exploring the foundations of Mozart's artistry in the music of the Bach family. In this first concert of the Aurora orchestra's five year project to stage the complete Mozart keyboard concertos we hear tonight from CPE Bach, who Mozart referred to as his 'musical father.' There's also music by Johann Christian 'the London' Bach who awakened the boy Mozart's interest in the keyboard concerto and from 'Old Sebastian' whose music left the mature Mozart awe-struck.
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch and recorded at King's Place, London

J C Bach
Symphony No.6 in G Minor Op.6

Mozart
Keyboard Concerto No.1 in F K.37

CPE Bach
Sinfonia in D WQ 183/1

Interval

JS Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F BWV 1046

Mozart
Adagio and Fugue in C Minor K.546

JS Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G BWV 1048

Aurora Orchestra
John Butt (harpsichord/director).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Christian Bach

    Symphony No.6 in G Minor, Op.6

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Director: John Butt.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Concerto No.1 in F K37

    Performer: John Butt. Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sinfonia in D (WQ 183/1)

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Director: John Butt.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Fantasia in F Minor K608

    Performer: Pierre Cochereau.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F BWV 1046

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Director: John Butt.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio and Fugue in C Minor K546

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Director: John Butt.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G BWV 1048

    Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra. Director: John Butt.

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