Donald Macleod focuses on CPE Bach's succeeding his godfather as music director in Hamburg
Bach obtains one of Germany's most prestigious music jobs.
When Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's godfather, Telemann, died in 1767, Bach succeeded him as music director in Hamburg. Bach was happy there, composing prolifically, setting up his own series of subscription concerts, and holding popular musical gatherings at his house, alongside his day job. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Gott, sieh Dein Volk im Staube liegen; Chorus: Oh Wunder! (Die Israeliten in der Wüste)
Michael Schopper, bass (Moses)
Wolfgang Brunner, conductor
Harpsichord Concerto No. 3 in E flat, Wq 43/3
Andreas Staier, harpsichord
Petra Müllejans, conductor
Symphony in B minor, Wq 182/5
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Rebecca Miller, conductor
12 Variations of La Folia, Wq 118/9
Robert Woolley, harpsichord
Lyda, Wq 202G/2
Trinklied, Wq 202/13
Klaus Mertens, baritone
Ludger Remy, fortepiano.