Syllabus: Bachs, Father and Son

Mondays, 3–5 PM

Week 1: September 24 – What is ‘Rococo’?

J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (1733)

Kyrie I [stile moderno]
Christe [stile galante]
Kyrie II [stile antico]

C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 1 in D major, Wq 183/1 (1775)

Week 2: October 1 – Empfindsammerstil: “The Sentimental Style”

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 (1717/21)

C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto in A major, Wq 172 (1753)

NB: No class on October 8

Week 3: October 15 – Keyboard Music

J.S. Bach: Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in E-flat major, BWV 998 (1745)

C.P.E. Bach: Keyboard Sonata in B-flat major, Württemburg Sonata No. 4, Wq 49/4 (1742)

J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in g minor, Well-tempered Clavier I, BWV 861 (1722)

C.P.E. Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in c minor, Wq 119/7 (1765)

Week 4: October 22 – Chamber Music

J.S. Bach: Sonata for Flute and Cembalo in b minor, BWV 1030 (1736)

C.P.E. Bach: Piano Quartet No. 3 in G major, Wq 95 (1788)

Week 5: October 29 – Orchestral Music

J.S. Bach: 1. Chorus, Preise dein Glücke, gesegnetes Sachsen, BWV 215 (1734)

C.P.E. Bach: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wq 183/3 (1775)

Week 6: November 5 – Church Music

J.S. Bach, Magnificat, BWV 243 (1723/33)

C.P.E. Bach, Magnificat, Wq 215 (1749)

Further Listening:

J.S. Bach, Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 (1727)

C.P.E. Bach, Matthäus-Passion, H. 782 (1769)

C.P.E. Bach, Die Israeliten in der Wüste, Wq 238 (1775)