From This Mighty River: Music of the Children of J S Bach

October 23, 2014, 7:00 pm

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Music flowed from the Bach family in a seemingly never-ending torrent for generations, and the three sons of Johann Sebastian are no exception. This week we’ll listen to the music of Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel, and Johann Christian Bach as they continue their father’s legacy into the Classical era.

Playlist

Episode 1

J. S. Bach: Agnus Dei from B Minor Mass, BWV 232
Le Concert de Nations/Savall
Alia 9896; 34:31

Johann Ludwig Bach: “Sei Nun Wieder Zufrieden Meine Seele”
Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge/Richard Marlow
Conifer 75605; 4:13

Johann Ludwig Bach: “Unser Leben Ist Ein Schatten”
Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge/Richard Marlow
Conifer 75605; 1:19

Johann Christoph Bach: “Der Mensch, Vom Weibe Geboren”
Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge/Richard Marlow
Conifer 75605; 2:13

Johann Christoph Bach: “Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn”, BWV Anh. 159
Stuttgart Gachinger Kantorei, Indiana University Chamber
Singers & Stuttgart Bach Collegium/Helmuth Rilling
Hänssler 98614; 4:47

Johann Michael Bach: “Nun Hab’ Ich Überwunden”
Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge/Richard Marlow
Conifer 75605; 3:12

Johann Michael Bach: “Sei lieber Tag willkommen”
Frankfurt Kantorei & Stuttgart Bach Collegium/Rilling
Hänssler 98614; 5:17

Johann Ludwig Bach: “Das ist meine Freude”
Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge/Richard Marlow
Conifer 51306; 4:29

J. S. Bach: Overture from Suite No. 1 in C, BWV 1066
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
Philips 446533; 5:58

J. S. Bach: Praeludium in d minor from Klavierbüchlein For Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Joseph Payne, harpsichord
Hänssler Classic 92.137; 1:02

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Sinfonia in D minor – F 6
Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy
Sony 62345; 10:19, :48

J. S. Bach: Praeludium I from Klavierbüchlein For Wilhelm
Friedemann Bach, BWV 846 (excerpt)
Joseph Payne, harpsichord
Hänssler Classic 92.137; 1:00

Episode 2

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Polonaise in f
Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord
Philips 422349; 2:14, 2:22

W. F. Bach: Duet No. 4 for 2 Flutes in F minor, F. 57
II. Lamentabile
Duet No. 1 for 2 Flutes in E Minor, F. 54, I. Allegro
Barthold Kuijken & Marc Hantai, flutes
Accent 9057; 10:45

W. F. Bach: Concerto in F Minor
I. Allegro di Molto
Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini, harpsichord
Naive 30399; 6:23

W. F. Bach: Trio Sonata in A Minor, I & II
Isaac Stern, violin; Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Leslie Parnas, violoncello; John Steele Ritter, harpsichord
Sony 67195; 4:58

W. F. Bach: Keyboard Concerto in A Minor, F. 45, I & II
London Baroque/Charles Medlam; Richard Egarr, harpsichord
Harmonia Mundi 901558; 5:32

W. F. Bach: Concerto in D Major for Traversflute, Strings and Basso Continuo, BR WFB C15
II. Largo & III. Vivace
Musica Antiqua Köln/Reinhard Goebel; Verena Fischer, flute
DG 471579; 13:42

W. F. Bach: Duet No. 4 in F Major, F. 57
III. Presto
Allan Vogel, oboe; Janice Tipton, flute
Oboe Obsession
Delos 3235; 2:09

Episode 3

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata in G Minor, WQ 65/17
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459614; 14:15, :11

C. P. E. Bach: Sonata in C Minor, WQ 65/31, I (excerpt)
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459614; :15

C. P. E. Bach: Sonata In F Sharp Minor, WQ 52/4, III
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459614; 4:35

C. P. E. Bach: Trio Sonata in G Major
Isaac Stern, violin; Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Leslie Parnas, violoncello; John Steele Ritter, harpsichord
CBS 37813; 2:46

C. P. E. Bach: Cello Concerto in A major Wq. 172/H. 439
II. Largo con sordini, mesto
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Gustav Leonhardt; Anner Bylsma, violoncello
Virgin 90800; 7:45

C. P. E. Bach: Symphony No. 1 In D
I. Allegro Di Molto
The English Concert/Andrew Manze
HM 907403; 6:17

C. P. E. Bach: Symphony No. 3 in F
I. Allegro Di Molto & II. Larghetto
The English Concert/Andrew Manze
HM 907403; 7:20

C. P. E. Bach: Sonata in F Sharp Minor, WQ 52/4, I
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459614; 4:38

C. P. E. Bach: Cello Concerto in A major WQ 172/H. 439, III (excerpt)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Gustav Leonhardt; Anner Bylsma, violoncello
Virgin 90800; 1:03

Episode 4

J. S. Bach: Magnificat
Magnificat
Quia Fecit Mihi Magna
Et Misericordia
Deposuit Potentes
Suscepit Israel
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus/Robert Shaw;
Dawn Upshaw soprano; Marietta Simpson, mezzo-soprano; William Stone, bass
Telarc 80194; 2:38, 1:01, 1:20, 1:17, 1:05, 1:14 (excerpts)

C. P. E.  Bach: Magnificat, WQ 215
I. Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum
II. Quia Respexit Humilitate
III. Quia Fecit Mihi Magna
IV. Et Misericordia Eius
V. Fecit Potentiam In Bracchio Suo
VI. Deposuit Potentes De Sede
VII. Suscepit Israel Puerum Suum
Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin & RIAS Chamber Choir/Hans-Christoph Rademann; Elizabeth Watts, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Lothar Odinius & Markus Eiche, soloists
HM 902167; 8:23 (I and II), 7:57 (III and IV), 9:29 (V and VI), 11:47 (VII, VIII, IX)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (excerpt)
II. Kyrie
Wiener Philharmoniker/Sir Georg Solti
London 436607; :38

C. P. E. Bach: Rondo in A, WQ 58/1
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
DG 459614; 3:47

Episode 5

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach: Sonata for Fortepiano, Flute & Violin in C Major
Isaac Stern, violin; Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute; Leslie Parnas, violoncello; John Steele Ritter, harpsichord
CBS 37813; 5:08

Johann Christian Bach: Sinfonia Concertante in A, C 34
I. Rondo: Allegro
II. Rondeau: Allegro Assai
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Pinchas Zukerman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, violoncello
CBS 39964; 15:35

J. C. Bach: Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Tempo di minuetto
The Hanover Band/Anthony Halstead
CPO 999 487; 11:52; 00:46 (excerpt)

J. C. Bach: Grand Overtures in E Flat, Op. 18/1
I. Allegro Spiritoso
II. Andante
III. Allegro
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra/Pinchas Zukerman
CBS 39964; 13:21

J. S. Bach: Praeludium No. 11, BWV 857
Joseph Payne, harpsichord
Hänssler 92137; 1:53

J. S. Bach: Praeludium No. 6, BWV 854 (excerpt)
Joseph Payne, harpsichord
Hänssler 92137; 00:53