The Bach Family at the Organ


University Organists Annette Richards and David Yearsley join in a recital of music by the Bach family on Friday March 23rd at 8pm in Anabel Taylor chapel. Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the greatest—and most prolific—organists

Finished main pipes
Cornell Baroque Organ

of his, or perhaps any other time.  He was prolific in the making of sons, too, yet his boys left behind precious little organ music even though they were renowned as players of the king of instruments.

This program on Anabel Taylor Chapel’s gorgeous baroque organ brings together two generations of Bachs, pairing masterpieces by the father (including his  Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 537 and his Schübler Chorales, BWV 640-650) with works by the sons, including a stormy Fantasia and Fugue  by Carl Philip Emanuel, a flamboyant Concerto by Wilhelm Friedemann, and a decadent Barcarole by Johann Christoph Friedrich.  Among these solos will heard duets written by the Bachs as well as four-handed (and footed) pieces arranged from the catalog of Bachian instrumental and vocal works by Richards and Yearsley.

Friday, March 23rd, 8pm. Anabel Taylor Chapel.

Free and open to the public.