Symphonies of the Bach Family: Berlin Baroque Soloists, Reinhard Goebel

February 18, 2022, 9:00 am

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Every generation creates its own forms of expression. Often, this happens in abrupt rejection of what has gone before. Such thoughts may have moved Johann Sebastian Bach when, in the early 1740s, his two eldest sons took up the genre of the symphony, which had come from Italy and was accompanied by a novel treatment of the orchestra and compositional technique. Together with their peers, they created an independent line of tradition that was later referred to by music historians as the “symphony of the North German school.” The Berlin Baroque Soloists and conductor Reinhard Goebel explore this significant musical achievement of the 18th century.