The Musical Offering & Frederick the Great

29
Apr
2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Brooklyn Museum, Cantor Auditorium
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

The Musical Offering & Frederick the Great

Music and intrigue from the court of Frederick the Great fill this noble program. A standard-setting hub of ideas and influence throughout much of the Enlightenment, Frederick’s court employed C.P.E. Bach, son of J.S. Bach, whose progressive music the king preferred over his famous father’s. Yet the elder Bach would prove his mettle: after being challenged by Frederick to improvise over a complex  21-note theme the king had written, Bach responded with his sublime Musical Offering—the heart of which is heard here alongside music by the king’s court composers of choice: Quantz, who taught Frederick the flute; Graun, who served as his Kapellmeister; and C.P.E. himself, rumored to be the real author of the Musical Offering theme.

PROGRAM
QUANTZ Trio in E-flat for Flute and Violin
CPE BACH Quartet in G Major for Flute, Viola, Cello, and Harpsichord
GRAUN Sonata in C Minor for Viola and Harpsichord
JS BACH Trio Sonata from the Musical Offering

PERFORMERS
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble

This program is part of the 2018 Baroque Season. Subscriptions on sale now.



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Brooklyn Museum, Cantor Auditorium

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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