In the Name of the Father

The Bach family contributed to history with a great number of musicians of all kinds during 16th and 19th centuries, although it is true that nowadays Johann Sebastian (member of the fourth generation after the first Bach musician we know of, Johannes Bach) is considered as the most important figure in the family.

 

Based on his solid counterpoint, the Leipzig Master took the music of the Baroque to its ultimate expression and, moreover, filled it with matchless mysticism.

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Type of programme
Mysticism, Enigmas and Spirituality in J. S. Bach’s Music (1685 – 1750)
Pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach

 

Musicians
1 traverso, 1 violin, 1 violoncello, 1 harpsichord

 

Timing
80 min

 

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Haydn in London

London, with its majestic river Thames flowing through it, was one of the most important musical centres of Europe. Throughout the 18th Century, the city experienced a remarkable growth. The many people that had moved to London for commerce, work or business purposes was a factor which led to its rapid development as a bustling city.

 

It is in this context that London attracted many musicians from all over Europe whowere looking to make a place for themselves in the intense musical life of the capital city. Such intense musical life is reflected in the enormous quantity of music printed by editors who had set up their base in London. In November, 1789, John Bland travelled to Esterhaza, where he met Joseph Haydn. In this encounter, Haydn undertook to write for Bland the three works which we can hear in this programme.

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Type of programme
Trios for flute, cello and fortepiano by J. Haydn (1732 – 1809)
Pieces by Joseph Haydn

 

Musicians
1 traverso, 1 violoncello, 1 fortepiano

 

Timing
60 min

 

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Spanish traveling virtuosi

The Enlightenment had great influence in all aspects of daily life at the time, such as scientific, economical, political and social. Following its strong humanistic and cosmopolitan nature, groups of aristocrats, intellectuals and artists travelled freely throughout Europe.

 

Although Spain is not considered one of the main European music centres in the 18th century, it is true that there was no lack of great musicians and important virtuosi. Many of them embraced the cosmopolitan ideas of the Enlightenment, and decided to travel abroad in search for both success and new, stimulating experiences.

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Type of programme
Virtuosos viajeros españoles en la Europa de la Ilustración
Obras de J. B. Pla, J. N. Ximénez, D. Porretti, F. Lluch y J. Cabanilles

 

Musicians
1 traverso, 1 violin, 1 cello, 1 baroque guitar, 1 harpsichord

 

Timing
70 min

 

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For His Gracious Majesty´s pleasure

Frederick the Great was not only a warlike sovereign with an ambition to expand unknown for the Europe of his time, but also a fine flute player who surrounded himself, in his court in Berlin, by the best composers of his days.

 

In such a context served Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (son to Johann Sebastian) and Johann Joachim Quantz, two composers whose oposing aesthetics are clearly reflected in their works.

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Type of programme
Sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord
by C. P. E. Bach and J. J. Quantz

 

Musicians
1 traverso, 1 harpsichord

 

Timing
60 min

 

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A safe harbour

In oposition to the degrading duties and work conditions in German courts, or from the provincialism which prevailed in the rest of the country, Hamburg, the metropolis of the north, was one of the most important musical centres in Germany.
The city was especially proud of their great harbour, “Germany’s gate to the world”. Thanks to it, the inhabitants of Hamburg were soon able to enjoy some prosperity, and did not hesitate to allocate part of their large profits for cultural purposes.

 

And thus the city, bastion of Protestantism, opened the first opera theatre in Germany. And just as London attracted musicians from all over Europe, the rich and liberal Hamburg became a focus of attraction for a great number of their German colleagues, who travelled there in search of an escape route.

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Type of programme
Music for flute in Hamburg at the time of Georg Philipp Telemann
Pieces by G. P. Telemann, G. F. Handel, J. S. Bach and C. P. E. Bach

 

Musicians
1 traverso, 1 cello, 1 harpsichord

 

Timing
63 min

 

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Bach & Sons

Although it is true that nowadays Johann Sebastian is considered as the most important figure in the family, this was not always so. Quickly forgotten by most in the late 18th century, it was his children who actually exerted a big influence in the music of their time, each one of them with a distinct personal style, characteristic and differentiated from that of the other brothers.

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Type of programme
Sonates for flute and obbligato harpsichord in the Bach family´s living room
Pieces by J. S. Bach, W. F. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, J. Ch. F. Bach and J. Ch. Bach

 

Musicians
1 traverso, 1 harpsichord

 

Timing
70 min

 

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Miguel Sánchez – Dairea Conciertos
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