J.S. and C.P.E. Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach is considered to be the inventor of the violin sonata with obbligato keyboard – meaning both left and right hand parts are written out. Before J.S. Bach the harpsichord usually had an accompanying role, realising the basso continuo in the form of chords. In the sonatas for obbligato harpsichord plus a melody instrument the harpsichord part suddenly becomes the equal of the melody instrument rather than being a mere accompanying instrument. Bach’s second son Carl Philipp Emanuel took up his father’s idea and composed many sonatas in this particular setting. In this program the best of both composers’ chamber music will be played.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonate in E major for violin and harpsichord (BWV 1016)
Chaconne from Partita in A Minor BWV 1004

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Sonate for violin and harpsichord in F major Wq  75

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonate in C minor for violin and harpsichord BWV 1017
Fantasia & Fuge in A Minor BWV 904

Carl Philip Emanuel Bach
Sonata in B flat Major for violin and harpsichord Wq 77




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