Der Hamburger Bach

The Hamburg BACH *1714


Program of the Workshops

ORGAN 1. - 4.10.2014

Pieter van Dijk -
Wolfgang Zerer -
Arvid Gast -

When C.P.E. Bach came to Hamburg there existed a distinct tradition in the cities of the Hanse to improvise freely on the organ. Chorale fantasias and chorale variations are a superior form of the free fantasia.

Works of Franz Tunder (1614-1667), Matthias Weckmann (1616-1674) and North German repertory in free choice.
For 26 years Tunder has been an organist at St. Marien in Lübeck. His oeuvre for organ is concentrating on the category of the chorale fantasia. Weckmann had been an organist at St. Jacobi Hamburg since 1655 and had composed important series of chorale variations. Affect, tempo, registration, notation, fingering and the effect of echo are the main topics of the lessons.

Instruments for lessons: Hauptkirche St. Katharinen und St. Jacobi, Hamburg. St. Jacobi, Lübeck u.a.
Editions: F. Tunder Complete works (Edition Breitkopf; Michael Belotti, EB 8825) and M. Weckmann complete works (Edition Breitkopf; Werner Breig)

SINGING 3. - 5.10.2014

Knut Schoch -
Korrepetition: Isolde Kittel-Zerer -

C.P. E. Bach - Mediator between worlds
Vocal solo music espacially by CPE Bach (Lied, oratory), besides that works from JSBach and GphTelemann to JCBach and WAMozart.
On one side CPEBach uses as if it were the most natural thing in the world parts of the works of his father (p.ex. in his pasticcios for passion time), on the other side he creates new musical dimensions. In the workshop for singing shall be heard baroque, "empfindsam" and classical works. In this the common and the different features of stile can be experienced.


Odilo Ettelt -

Works of chamber music by W.A.Mozart, his contemporaries and predecessors
Music for several clarinets and Bassetthorn are the focus of attention of the workshop, but modern clarinets are also welcome. Guides for understanding of the musical rhetoric will be the "Anweisungen" by C. P. E. Bach and Leopold Mozart. The "Anweisung zur Klarinette" from J. G. H. Backofen will help in understanding the technical possibilities of that time.


Annegret Siedel -

Vermischter Geschmack - galanter Stil- empfindsamer Ausdruck
Works by G. Ph. Telemann, der Bach-Family, G. Tartini, J. Ph. Rameau, F. Benda, G. Benda, Chr. Graupner, J. G. Graun, J. J. Quantz, J. W. Hertel, J. P. A. Schulz, Fr. W. Rust u.a. The "Anweisungen" for an expressive presentation by C. P. E. Bach, J. J. Quantz, G. Tartini, L. Mozart und F. Benda will be included.


Gerhart Darmstadt -

J. S. Bach and his sons, muscians themselves. From the "Aufklärung" to "Empfindsamkeit"
Works by G. Ph. Telemann, F. Couperin, J. S. Bach, Joh. Chr. Fr. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, Chr. Schaffrath and music of their sphere.
Superior topics: How can I read the content, the intention and the emotional condition of a work out of the written music? Sensitive playing, the art of continuo playing, the relation between solo and accompaniment.

LUTE, THEORBO, GUITAR 3. - 5.10.2014

Michael Freimuth -

"... to get ideas just as the new music has got them"
Late Lute music by S. L. Weiss, E. G. Baron, B. J. Hagen u.a.
Guitar players are also welcome.


Anke Dennert -

Music for Harpsichord and Clavichord by the Bach family in free choice
In the centre of the workshop there are the "18 Probe=Stücke in 6 Sonaten" (Schott-Verlag) out of "Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen" (Drittes Hauptstück. Vom Vortrage) by C. P. E. Bach. For modern pianists this will be a good approach to the music of the early classical period. We'll love to work also on any other piece out of the immense oeuvre for "clavier" by C. P. E. Bach.