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A talk on C.P.E. Bach
Marc Frisch presents The Melancholy of Carl Emanuel Philipp Bach on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at The Gallery.
Marc Frisch and his wife Nicole are currently visiting John and Katherine Lawrence from Paris where Marc is a professor of Mathematics.
Marc’s passion is the piano. He has a house full of pianos from spinets, and harpsichords to concert-grands. His extensive knowledge of the history of the piano is the subject of a book now with the publisher.
Marc has made studies of the lives of contemporaries of Mozart and Beethoven, notably the piano virtuoso and Czech composer, Dussek, and the second surviving son of J.S. Bach, Carl Emanuel Philipp Bach.
C.P.E. Bach was a prolific composer and one of Europe’s foremost clavier players. He was an influence on Mozart, Beethoven and many others. Indeed, Mozart said of him, “he is the father, we are the children.”
At the end of the eighteenth century he was more popular and better known than his now illustrious father, J.S. Bach.
Marc Frisch will take on the mantle of C.P.E. Bach telling the story of his life with excerpts from some of his many compositions.
Admission is by donation, with the suggested donation $15. All proceeds go to the Bowen Island Arts Council.