Telemann, Bach and in between

Between the Bach family and G.P. Telemann there were close ties. Telemann was even the godfather of C.P.E. Bach. When Telemann died C.P.E Bach took over his job in Hamburg. Like Telemann this second son of Bach was a keen business man, publishing and selling his own works. His work were spread throughout Europe making him a major influence on composers like Haydn Mozart and Beethoven. C.P.E Bach’s former colleague from Berlin, Benda, was also strongly influenced by him. In this program two German baroque giants are pitted against two 18th century ‘modernists’.

G.P.Telemann (1681-1767)
Sonata for violin or flute and basso continuo in D minor TWV41:d3.

 J.S.Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata for harpsichord and violin in C minor   BWV 1017     

F.Benda (1709-1786)
Violin sonata in A minor


C.P.E. Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in Bb Major for keyboard and violin Wq77.


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