The great J.S. Bach named his son Carl Philip Emanuel after his close friend and fellow composer Georg Philipp Telemann, who also became the boy’s godfather. C.P.E. Bach grew up to become one of Europe’s leading composers in his own right, writing music that would help establish a shift in style from “baroque” to what we now call the “classical” style. This programme combines the music of all three composers demonstrating highlights of both styles. The concert showcases not only the virtuosic talents of Director/solo violinist Rachel Podger, but also gives a number of Principals of The English Concert a chance to shine.
Bach Suite No. 1 in C Major BWV 1066
Telemann Quintet in F minor TWV 44:32
CPE Bach Symphony in G major for strings and continuo WQ182
Bach Suite No. 2 in A minor for violin, strings and continuo (after BWV 1067)
Telemann Concerto for Three Oboes and Three Violins in B flat major TWV 44:43
Bach Double concerto for violin and oboe in C minor BWV 1060
Rachel Podger director/violin