Sibling Rivals

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Although Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was reputed to be the finest organist of his era, he died penniless while his younger brother, Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach, prospered as harpsichordist to Frederick the Great and, later, music director for the city of Hamburg.

Program details:

W.F. BACH: Fantasie in d –Friedhelm Flamme (2008 Hillebrand/Münsterkirche St. Alexandri, Einbeck, Germany) cpo 777.527.

C.P.E. BACH: Sonata No. 1 in A, Wq 70, no. 1 –Roland Münch (1755 Marx/Evangelical Church ‘Zur frohen Botschaft’, Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany) Christophorus 0110-2.

W.F. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ; Fugue in c; Chorale-prelude, Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht –Julia Brown (1999 Fritts/Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Naxos 8.570571.

C.P.E. BACH: Organ Concerto in E-flat, H.446 –CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra/Hartmut Hänchen, conductor; Roland Münch (1755 Marx/Evangelical Church ‘Zur frohen Botschaft’, Berlin-Karlshorst, Germany) Capriccio 10135.