Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I Dug Some Bachs Out Of A Box In My Closet
A couple weeks ago while digging around in a closet I came across a CD I had apparently ordered some time ago but had never opened....shocking. I opened it up and was pleasantly surprised to find a 3-CD collection of vocal music by various members of the Bach family, Johann Sebastian, being the most well-known of course. Other than J.S. Bach, the only other Bach I have any music from is Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, 2nd oldest son of Johann. CPE was, other than his father, the only Bach whose rep didn't soon fade away after his death. (Mozart held both JS Bach and son Carl in high esteem.)
Anyhow, this little collection spans early baroque to classical. It's all a confusing array of names....Johann Christian, Johann Christoph, Johann Christian Friedrich. Good music though from a family who produced so many composers and musicians.