Past event: ‘Bach is the Father, we are the children’

JC Bach Symphony No. 6 in G minor, Op. 6
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, K37
CPE Bach Sinfonia in D, WQ 183/1
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

John Butt harpsichord/director
Aurora Orchestra

Mozart’s Piano begins with a look back to the composer’s musical forbears, and in particular to the profound effect which members of the Bach family had on his life and music. When Mozart referred to Bach as his ‘musical father’, he had in mind the most famous Bach at the time, Johann Sebastian’s second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Childhood tuition in London by Johann Christian catalysed his interest in the piano concerto, and a later introduction to ‘Old Sebastian’ left the 26-year old composer awe-struck. One of the world’s leading early music specialists, John Butt, directs a programme exploring the foundations of Mozart’s artistry, setting the scene for all that will follow over the next five seasons.


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