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June 09 Monday

June 9, Monday Tickets

The New School Auditorium | 66 West 12th St | bar opens at 6:15pm; drinks & talk included in concert ticket price

6:30pm - CMF Festival Talk II: C. P. E. Bach: The legacy and impact of an 18th century pioneer

Featuring Paul Corneilson, curator of the Harvard University C.P.E. Bach exhibit and Managing Editor of newly published volume "Carl Philip Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works"

C.P.E. Bach, the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach, became one of the most prolific and influential composers of the eighteenth century. His oeuvre encompassed virtually every musical genre of the time, except opera, and he wrote one of the most important and enduring music treatises on keyboard instruments. During his lifetime, he enjoyed a high reputation, and his music was widely distributed in print and in manuscript.

Naturally, there are numerous exhibitions to celebrate the 300th birthday of C.P.E. Bach all around the globe. Two of the most important ones had been mounted at Harvard University until recently. The Packard Humanities Institute—in cooperation with the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, the Sächsische Akademie zu Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, and Harvard University—is producing a critical edition, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: The Complete Works, projected to run to 115 volumes, with more than half that number now in print. The Institute’s Managing Editor, Paul Corneilson, will speak about the past exhibit at Harvard and give a behind the scenes look at creating this complete edition that will be the basis for performances and continued studies of C.P.E. Bach’s musical output for generations to come.


The New School Auditorium | 66 West 12th St. | $35 | Festival Talks to precede concert | Light reception to follow

7:30pm | Silent Moons and Brahmsian Schoenbergs

Featuring a New York Premiere by Augusta Read Thomas, two works from Schoenberg’s Brahms period, the Brahms clarinet quintet and lieder for soprano and string quartet by Mendelssohn as arranged and transformed by German composer Aribert Reimann.


A. R. THOMAS  Silent Moon (2006)

A. SCHOENBERG  Notturno for Violin, Harp and strings

A. SCHOENBERG  Presto in C Major for string quartet

MENDELSSOHN / arr. ARIBERT REIMANN  Oder soll es Tod bedeuten

J. BRAHMS  Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 

Performers include: Katie Hyun, Mihai Marica, Grace Browning, Lisa Lee, Alex Shiozaki, Chloe Fedor, Derek Mosloff, Robert Meyer, Hwayoon Lee, Joshua Roman, Angela Lee, Luke Stence, Gustav Frielinghaus, Lena Wirth, Lena Eckels, Yves Sandoz, Adrienne Pardee, Danny Goldman


This evening’s reception is hosted by the Leo Baeck Institute