Classical
4:23 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Bach & Sons from Orchestra Iowa players

Tune in Monday at 7PM to hear music of Bach and sons performed by the Orchestra Iowa Chamber Players.  Violist Lisa Ponton & harpsichordist Miko Kominami perform a sonata by Bach’s eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann; flutist Jane Walker & violinist Karla Galva play a duet by son #2, Carl Philipp Emanuel; then cellist Carey Bostian & oboist David Hempel join the others for a quintet by Bach’s youngest, Johann Christian (known in the Bach household as "Christel"). Music by the old man is also included - an instrumental work by Robert Bridges based on sketches that may have been related to the St. Matthew Passion -  as is a piece by a non-Bach, a chamber concerto by the Czech composer Ilja Hurnik. The concert is part of our Symphonies of Iowa series, produced by Jacqueline Halbloom.

Johann Christian Bach, cousin of the Leipzig Bachs (the portrait was long thought to be of Wilhelm Friedemann, whose music is featured on this broadcast).
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