Ophélie Gaillard cello and direction
A Sunday morning in the company of the Bach family.
Ensemble Pulcinella © Sofia Albaric
The Bach Family
J. S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BWV 1048/3
C. P. E. Bach Symphony No. 3 Wq 182/3
W. F. Bach Symphony F. 67 « Dissonant »
C. P. E. Bach Concerto for harpsichord Wq 17
Symphony Wq 177
Who are the Bach family? The greatest musical dynasty in history. Five of Johann Sebastian’s twenty children followed in their father’s footsteps. Of these, Carl Philip Emmanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann came closest to emulating the genius of their father. The former composed some fifty harpsichord concertos and three cello concertos, which are consistently innovative and lively in tone, as well as eighteen symphonies, heralding a genre which would reign supreme. His elder brother’s contribution to the genre is equally appealing, with his Symphony in F major peppered with references to Handel. By way of introduction, the Third Brandenburg Concerto by their father pursues its irrepressible impetus. The Pulcinella ensemble, led by cellist Ophélie Gaillard, is a perfect guide for this journey through an inspired family tree.
Children under 9: a complimentary ticket can be collected at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées