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november, 2023

11nov7:30 pmPortland Baroque Orchestra: A Musical Offering BachOld and NewLive or Recorded:Live Event

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Legend tells us that Johann Sebastian Bach exclaimed, “’Tis Prussian Blue! It fades easily!” when describing the music of his son Carl Philipp Emanuel. This was surely a teasing reference to the galant style, with its open musical textures and general avoidance of “old-school” counterpoint. Our program offsets the contrapuntal wizardry of Bach senior with this new style – and is especially topical for your new Artistic Director in featuring a set of variations on God Save the King by Johann Christian, the so-called “London Bach.”


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First Baptist Church

909 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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