Recitals, Lectures Mark 300th Birthday of Composer C.P.E. Bach

November 6, 2014

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For Media Only: Helene Snihur (585-274-1057, hsnihur@esm.rochester.edu)

Four departments at the Eastman School of Music are collaborating on a celebration of the 300th birthday of composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach from November 10 through 14. The five-day event will include paper presentations as well as recitals of the composer’s complete Prussian and Württemberg sonatas and other works for piano, clavichord, harpsichord, and organ. 

Born in 1714, C.P.E. Bach was Johann Sebastian Bach’s most famous son.  A respected harpsichordist and composer, C.P.E. Bach wrote orchestral and chamber music, oratorios, cantatas, passions, and numerous keyboard works. 

The 300th anniversary celebration is presented by the Department of Organ, Sacred Music and Historical Keyboards, of Piano, of Musicology, and of Music Theory, with planning spearheaded by Associate Professor of Piano Enrico Elisi and Edoardo Bellotti, Associate Professor of Organ Harpsichord, and Improvisation. The event features five recitals that are free and open to the public: 

Tuesday, November 11

  1. C.P. E. Bach 300th Anniversary Recital: The Complete Prussian Keyboard Sonatas. Part of a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Eastman School of Music piano students of Enrico Elisi: Yoshiko Arahata, Soeun Lee, Saehae Bae, Soyeon An, Carol Xiong, and Madeline Anderson.

5:30 p.m.

Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing, 433 East Main St.

Free

Tuesday, November 11

  1. C.P. E. Bach 300th Anniversary Recital: The Complete Württemberg Keyboard Sonatas. Part of a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Eastman School of Music piano students of Enrico Elisi: Xue Maxine Gong, Orlando Diaz, Kevin Wang, Sasha Rasmussen, Alex Yuill, and San Sung An.

8 p.m.

Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing, 433 East Main St.

Free 

Wednesday, November 12

  1. C.P. E. Bach 300th Anniversary Recital: Miscellaneous Keyboard Sonatas. Part of a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Eastman School of Music piano students of Enrico Elisi: Eun-Jung Hong, Ying Hong Tao, Su Hyun Kim, Alisa Kolot, and Ye-Eun Kwag.

8 p.m.

Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman East Wing, 433 East Main St.

Free 

Friday, November 14

  1. C.P. E. Bach 300th Anniversary Recital: C.P.E. Bach Marathon , Part 1. Music Part of a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Jacob Kasak and Alexander Whitaker, clavichord; and Jeremy Jelinke, Alexander Whitaker, Sarah Simko, Käthe Wright Kaufman, and Malcolm Matthews, harpsichord.

5:30 p.m.

Schmitt Organ Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Free 

Friday, November 14

  1. C.P. E. Bach 300th Anniversary Recital: C.P.E. Bach Marathon , Part 2. Part of a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by Edoardo Bellotti, Sarah Simko, and Amanda Mole, organ; and Meilun Marilyn An, Yunjin Lee, and Cecilia Hyung Sakong, piano.

7 p.m.

Christ Church, 141 East Avenue, Rochester

Free 

The weeklong celebration will include lectures and a master class: 

Monday, November 10

  1. C.P. E. Bach 300th Anniversary: Lecture. Speakers are Massimiliano Guido of McGill University and Anne Laver of the Eastman School of Music and Syracuse University.

7 p.m.

Schmitt Organ Recital Hall, 26 Gibbs St.

Free 

Thursday, November 13

  1. C.P. E. Bach 300th Anniversary: Lecture. Presented by Johnandrew Slominsky of the Eastman School of Music.

5:30 p.m.

Ciminelli Formal Lounge, Student Living Center, 100 Gibbs St.

Free 

Thursday, November 13

  1. P. E. Bach 300th Anniversary: Master Class. Led by Edoardo Bellotti of the Eastman School of Music.

6:45 p.m.

Ciminelli Formal Lounge, Student Living Center, 100 Gibbs St.

Free 

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