CMF Festival Talk IV: C.P.E. Bach: Motion, Freedom, Introspection
Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Columbia University Professor Giuseppe Gerbino in a pre-concert lecture on the revolutionary performer, educator and composer C.P.E Bach, who Mozart called “the father of us all.” His essays, books and compositions were an essential inspiration to some of the greatest composers thereafter, such as Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms.
The godson of one of the most important Baroque composers, Georg Philipp Telemann, C.P.E. Bach would be the main force in the development of the Empfindsamer Stil (literally sensitive style) which features sudden contrasts of mood and would be the gateway to 19th century Romanticism.
“A musician cannot move others unless he too is moved. He must of necessity feel all of the affects that he hopes to arouse in his audience, for the revealing of his own humour will stimulate a like humour in the listener.” (1753 - Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments)