On November 18, it is an honor and a pleasure to welcome harpsichordist and fortepianist Andreas Staier back to the seminar. Having opened this series back in March with seminars on William Byrd, J. S. Bach and L.v. Beethoven, he now returns to discuss Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Having written about, performed and recorded the music of C. P. E. Bach, Andreas is in a unique position to illuminate this rich topic.
W.A. Mozart said of C. P. E. Bach: “He is the father, we are the children”. Combining traits of the baroque and classical eras and foretelling the romantic age, his influence on Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and others is undeniable. C.P.E Bach’s ideas expressed in the “Essay on The True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments” are an important part of the DNA of keyboard playing until the present day.
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