Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2013-2014

APRIL 5 at 8 PM, C.P.E. BACH AT 300

Akademie fur alte Musik Berlin


C.P.E. Bach at 300

Coolidge Auditorium

Marking the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, one of Europe’s most impressive period orchestras brings alive his sometimes quirky, harmonically innovative and highly original music—“rich in invention, taste and learning” (Charles Burney)—in a concert of works by the Bach family and George Frideric Handel. An important influence on later composers, C.P.E. Bach counted among his admirers Haydn, who studied his keyboard sonatas, and Beethoven, who requested the entire run of his compositions from the publisher Breitkopf and Härtel. A pre-concert discussion presented in association with The Packard Humanities Institute reveals recent scholarly research on this interesting figure.


Orchestral Suite no. 1 in C major, BWV 1066


Concerto Grosso in F major, op. 6, no. 2, HWV 320


Sinfonia in B minor H. 661, Wq. 182/5
Concerto in E-flat major for oboe, strings and continuo, H. 468, Wq.165


Symphony in G minor op. 6, no. 6, CW C.12

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.

6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

“Editing and Performing the Music of C.P.E. Bach.” Dr. Paul Corneilson, managing editor and Mark Knoll, editor of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works. Moderated by Daniel Boomhower, Head, Reader Services, Music Division