Saturday, May 27, 2017

Music to unwind after campaigning: W. F. Bach's Harpsichord Concerto In E Minor

Copeland Conservatives had two good campaigning sessions today in Distington and Gilgarran, canvassing for Trudy Harrison and conducting a postal vote knock-up.

As something for anyone who has been out campaigning today to unwind to, here is a Bach Concerto.

But when I say "Bach" I don't mean Johann Sebastian Bach - J.S. Bach is the best known member of the family today but by no means the only one. As Wikipedia puts it,

"The Bach family was of importance in the history of music for nearly two hundred years, with over 50 known musicians and several notable composers, the best-known of whom was Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750).[1] A family genealogy was drawn up by Johann Sebastian Bach himself in 1735, his 50th year, and completed by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel."

This rather charming Harpsichord concerto was written by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, the eldest son of JS Bach and a very distinguished musician in his own right.

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