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Sunday, November 12, 2023 3pm to 5pm
About this Event
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199https://pbo.org/concerts-events/a-musical-offering-bach-old-vs-new/
Legend tells us that Johann Sebastian Bach exclaimed, “’Tis Prussian Blue! It fades easily!” when describing the music of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. This was surely a teasing reference to the galant style, with its open musical textures and general avoidance of “old-school” counterpoint. Our program offsets the contrapuntal wizardry of Bach senior with this new style – and is especially topical for your new Artistic Director in featuring a set of variations on God Save the King by Johann Christian, the so-called “London Bach.”
PROGRAM TO INCLUDE
**Pre-concert lecture at 2pm in PAB 320