07.09.2019 | Concert

Two Hotheads

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Bernhard Forck: Direction

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sinfonie F-Dur Wq 175 (1755)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 2 D-Dur op. 36 (1800–02)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sinfonie G-Dur Wq 183/4 (1775/76)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 1 C-Dur op. 21 (1800)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach stands for the transition from the Baroque to the Classical era, for a new and sensitive “personal” style filled with surprises and contrasts. But what could possibly connect him to his much younger counterpart Beethoven? His early F-major Sinfonia, written in Berlin in 1755, is half a century older than Beethoven’s first two symphonies, and even his late G-major Sinfonia preceded them by over two decades. However, the two composers did have one thing in common: whenever Johann Sebastian Bach’s second son and the Viennese émigré Beethoven set out to write music, be it for piano or orchestra, they were both wilful “hotheads” who reinvented the sonata and symphony.

7 pm: concert introduction



World Conference Center Bonn
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2
53113 Bonn

Admission prices

€ 55 | 43 | 32

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