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Fri, May 26


El Camino College Campus Theatre

Kontrapunktus presents THE BEGOTTEN SON: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

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Kontrapunktus presents THE BEGOTTEN SON: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Kontrapunktus presents THE BEGOTTEN SON: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Time & Location

May 26, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

El Camino College Campus Theatre, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506, USA

About the Event

As second of five surviving sons, Emanuel Bach (as he was known) embarked on an unusual journey to overcome the prodigious shadow of his father, Johann Sebastian Bach. Although he was personally trained in music by his father, Phillip Emanuel, didn’t seriously pursue his career as a composer in earnest until he graduated from law school and obtained an appointment as the harpsichordist in Frederick the Great’s royal orchestra in 1738. He spent the next 50 years of his life establishing an impeccable reputation of his own as an accomplished composer, music theorist who wrote the first important treatise on keyboard playing, and mentored scores of Classical giants such as Mozart and Haydn. In fact, when asked about C.P.E. Bach, Mozart famously noted that “He is the father, we’re the children.

However, he never escaped the omnipresent legacy of his own father and, consequently, his music became forgotten over time. Our musical offering focuses on C.P.E. Bach’s Berlin years and features:

Symphony in G Major, H. 648, Wq. 173

Trio Sonata in A Minor, H. 572, Wq. 148

Harpsichord Concerto in E Minor, H.418, Wq. 15

Cello Concerto No. 3 in A Major, H.439 Wq. 172

KONTRAPUNKTUS is a world-class chamber ensemble led by acclaimed Sphinx Competition First Place Laureate and Concertmaster, Hannah White, and features the incomparable Aubree Oliverson as its soloist. Ms. Oliverson’s violin will be substituting the flute in her visceral interpretation of C.P.E. Bach’s beloved “Flute Concerto in D Minor, H.484.1, Wq. 22.”



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