Bach's Sons - And A Cousin

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01The Eldest Son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)20061009

'Friedemann's gifts remain evident in an outpouring of rich melody, a harmonic palette more varied and more daring than that of most of his contemporaries...' That was how Eugene Helm described the work of Wilhelm. Donald Macleod investigates.

Sinfonia in D, F64

Concerto Cologne

Sonata in F for two keyboards, F10

Andreas Staier, Robert Hill (harpsichord)

Cantata, Erzittert und fallet (opening chorus)

Gächinger Kantorei

Stuttgart Collegium Musicum

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Duo for two flutes in Em, F54

Ashley Solomon, Andrew Crawford

Polonaise in Dm, F19

Harald Hoeren (fortepiano).

01The Eldest Son, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)20061009

'Friedemann's gifts remain evident in an outpouring of rich melody, a harmonic palette more varied and more daring than that of most of his contemporaries...' That was how Eugene Helm described the work of Wilhelm. Donald Macleod investigates.

Sinfonia in D, F64

Concerto Cologne

Sonata in F for two keyboards, F10

Andreas Staier, Robert Hill (harpsichord)

Cantata, Erzittert und fallet (opening chorus)

Gächinger Kantorei

Stuttgart Collegium Musicum

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Duo for two flutes in Em, F54

Ashley Solomon, Andrew Crawford

Polonaise in Dm, F19

Harald Hoeren (fortepiano).

02The 'hamburg Bach', Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)20061010

'Emanuel's' goal - conscious or unconscious - was to speak emotively without using words', said Eugene Helm. Donald Macleod explores what Eugene meant by that phrase.

Variations on La Folia, Wq 118, No 9

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

Cantata, Heilig, Wq 217

Hilke Helling (mezzo)

Rheinische Kantorei

Das kleine Konzert

Hermann Max (conductor)

Fantasy in C, Wq 61, No 6

Andreas Staier (fortepiano)

Oboe Concerto in B flat, Wq 164

Heinz Holliger (oboe)

Camerata Bern.

02The 'hamburg Bach', Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)20061010

'Emanuel's' goal - conscious or unconscious - was to speak emotively without using words', said Eugene Helm. Donald Macleod explores what Eugene meant by that phrase.

Variations on La Folia, Wq 118, No 9

Andreas Staier (harpsichord)

Cantata, Heilig, Wq 217

Hilke Helling (mezzo)

Rheinische Kantorei

Das kleine Konzert

Hermann Max (conductor)

Fantasy in C, Wq 61, No 6

Andreas Staier (fortepiano)

Oboe Concerto in B flat, Wq 164

Heinz Holliger (oboe)

Camerata Bern.

03The Second Cousin, Johann Ernst Bach (1722 -1777)20061011

'As a composer, Johann Ernst was abreast of the stylistic innovations of his time', concludes Christoph Wolff. Donald Macleod investigates.

Fantasy and Fugue in F

Wilhelm Krumbach (organ of the Schlosskirche, Lahm)

Cantata, Die Liebe Gottes ist ausgegossen

Arleen Augér (soprano)

Gächinger Kantorei

Stuttgart Bach Collegium

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Violin Sonata in F

Rachel Podger (violin)

Neal Peres Da Costa (harpsichord)

Songs from the Sammlung auserlesener Fabeln

Catherine Bott (soprano)

Florilegium.

03The Second Cousin, Johann Ernst Bach (1722 -1777)20061011

'As a composer, Johann Ernst was abreast of the stylistic innovations of his time', concludes Christoph Wolff. Donald Macleod investigates.

Fantasy and Fugue in F

Wilhelm Krumbach (organ of the Schlosskirche, Lahm)

Cantata, Die Liebe Gottes ist ausgegossen

Arleen Augér (soprano)

Gächinger Kantorei

Stuttgart Bach Collegium

Helmuth Rilling (conductor)

Violin Sonata in F

Rachel Podger (violin)

Neal Peres Da Costa (harpsichord)

Songs from the Sammlung auserlesener Fabeln

Catherine Bott (soprano)

Florilegium.

04The 'bückeburg' Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732 -1795)20061012

'Hardly a single genre of vocal music was neglected by Friedrich...he showed real imagination,' said Eugene Helm. Donald Macleod investigates.

Symphony in E flat, Wfv I/10

Concerto Cologne

Die Amerikanerin

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Das Kleine Konzert

Conducted by Hermann Max (conductor)

Flute Sonata in D

Marc-André Fournel (flute)

Christian Lambour (harpsichord)

Cantata, Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme

Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Richard Marlow (conductor).

04The 'bückeburg' Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732 -1795)20061012

'Hardly a single genre of vocal music was neglected by Friedrich...he showed real imagination,' said Eugene Helm. Donald Macleod investigates.

Symphony in E flat, Wfv I/10

Concerto Cologne

Die Amerikanerin

Barbara Schlick (soprano)

Das Kleine Konzert

Conducted by Hermann Max (conductor)

Flute Sonata in D

Marc-André Fournel (flute)

Christian Lambour (harpsichord)

Cantata, Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme

Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Richard Marlow (conductor).

05 LASTThe 'london' Bach, Johann Christian Bach (1735 -1782)20061013

'In a broader historical perspective, he can be seen as a highly significant figure of his time,' said Ernest Warburton of Johann Christian Bach. Donald Macleod finds out more.

Overture, La clamenza di Scipione

The Hanover Band

Anthony Halstead (conductor)

Motet, Si nocte tenebrosa

Markus Schäfer (tenor)

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra

Michi Gaigg (conductor)

Quartet in G for violin, two cellos and keyboard

Florilegium

Introit and Kyrie (Requiem)

Gächinger Kantorei

Stuttgart Bach Collegium

Helmuth Rilling (conductor).

05 LASTThe 'london' Bach, Johann Christian Bach (1735 -1782)20061013

'In a broader historical perspective, he can be seen as a highly significant figure of his time,' said Ernest Warburton of Johann Christian Bach. Donald Macleod finds out more.

Overture, La clamenza di Scipione

The Hanover Band

Anthony Halstead (conductor)

Motet, Si nocte tenebrosa

Markus Schäfer (tenor)

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra

Michi Gaigg (conductor)

Quartet in G for violin, two cellos and keyboard

Florilegium

Introit and Kyrie (Requiem)

Gächinger Kantorei

Stuttgart Bach Collegium

Helmuth Rilling (conductor).