Tag: CPE Bach

CPE Bach: my life as a transformer (of music)

(Le Grande Fromage shares some of his thoughts about CPE Bach, and his place in the 1700s)   Our next concert, Broken Glass: a concert of transformation, will include music by CPE Bach, the third son of JS Bach. ‘CPE’ was an important, pivotal, figure in the transformation of music- from the Baroque to the Classical



Compose easily in the style of CPE Bach

We were sent this link by the nice folk at CBC Music’s Twitter account. We’re tempted. Oh so very tempted. Come and see us play CPE Bach’s 2nd String Symphony, and a piece in the style of CPE Bach. Stay Tuned!



Ady Ensemble welcomed into the official CPE Bach 300th Anniversary Celebrations

Over this year, six cities in Germany will be host to a variety of concerts and other events to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the birth of CPE Bach. Although the events in these cities are the main focus of the celebrations, other cities further afield are also being included in the celebrations- from London



The name’s Bach…C.P.E. Bach

So our May concert will include one of the string symphonies of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, whose 300th birthday anniversary just passed us by earlier this month. So you might be saying to yourself, “is he related to J.S.?” Such a question would have been the other way around in the latter part of the



Next year’s plans are underway

So who are we looking at playing next year? It will be Peter Sculthorpe’s 85th birthday, so we’re just trawling through his works to see what might suit us. There’s also some works by the wonderful Estonian composer Arvo Part that might foot the bill, along with Michael Tippett, and perhaps even Charles Ives. There’s



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