Sibling Rivals #1409
…though Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was reputed to be the finest organist of his era, he died penniless while his younger brother, Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, prospered as harpsichordist to Frederick the Great and, later, Music Director for the city of Hamburg.
W.F. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ; Fugue in c; Chorale-prelude, Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht –Julia Brown (1999 Fritts/Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Naxos 8.570571
C.P.E. BACH: Organ Concerto in E-flat, H.446 –CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra/Hartmut Hänchen, conductor; Roland Münch (1755 Marx/Evangelical Church ‘Zur frohen Botschaft’, Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany) Capriccio 10135
C.P.E. BACH: Sonata in D, Wq 70, no. 5 –(1st mvt) Ton Koopman (1730 Trost/Parish Church, Waltershausen, Germany) Artifex 9901; (2nd mvt) François-Henri Houbart (1994 Dupont/Lessay Abbey, France) Solstice 128; (3rd mvt) Jacques van Oortmerssen (1826 Bätz/Onze Lieve Vrouwe Kerk, Harderwijk, The Netherlands) BIS 569
C.P.E. BACH: Variations, fr Sonata for Oboe and Keyboard –Michel Giboureau, oboe; Andre Isoir (1982 Grenzing/St. Cyprien Church, Perigord, France) PhaiaMusica 024
We observe the tercentenary of the birth of Bach’s second son, C.P.E. (b. March 8, 1714).