THE MUSIC SALON: classical music, popular culture, philosophy and anything else that catches my fancy...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I'm not getting as many posts up as I would like due to time constraints. I am planning to do a couple more on CPE Bach as he is such an interesting figure. Did you know that he wrote about five times as many concertos as he did symphonies? About twenty symphonies, but over one hundred concertos. Compare to Haydn who wrote over one hundred symphonies but just a handful of concertos. Not even Mozart wrote as many concertos as CPE Bach. I am going to discuss why that might be the case and delve into the concertos of CPE Bach which are usually more substantial and certainly much longer than his symphonies.
Here, to whet your appetite is a Concerto for Flute and Strings in D minor:
And if any readers have any suggestions for post topics, why don't you let me know in the comments?