“Johann Sebastian Bach and His Sons”
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
May 1–4, 2014

The 2014 meeting was held on the hilltop campus of Kenyon College, situated in the central Ohio countryside one hour northeast of Columbus. Founded in 1824, Kenyon is the oldest private college in Ohio and was recently named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes Magazine.

The topic of the conference was chosen in part because 2014 marks the tercentenary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The program included a keynote address by noted Bach scholar Christoph Wolff (Prof. Emeritus, Harvard University), scholarly papers on Bach and his sons and contemporaries, and concerts by Newton Baroque, the Washington Bach Consort, David Schulenberg, and David Yearsley.


Thursday, May 1
3:00–5:30 pm Registration, Kenyon Inn, Newman Room
5:30–8:00 pm Welcome/Reception/Catered Dinner in the Peirce Pub
8:00 pm Organ recital by David Yearsley (Music of J. S. Bach and Sons), Church of the Holy Spirit
The Keynote Address and all Paper Sessions will be held in the Foundation Theater of the Gund Gallery
Friday, May 2
7:30 am ABS Editorial Board Breakfast Meeting
9:15–10:15 Christoph Wolff: Keynote Address
10:15–10:30 Coffee break
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Sources and Contexts (paper session I)
Oleskiewicz, Mary: The Quartets of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Blanken, Christine: Recently rediscovered sources of music of the Bach family in the Breitkopf “Firmenarchiv”
Enßlin, Wolfram: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:45
Analytical Issues and Methodologies (paper session II)
Melamed, Daniel R.: Did Bach’s Listeners Analyze?
Cortens, Evan: “Durch die Music gleichsam lebendig vorgestellet”: Two Settings of “Mein Herz schwimmt im Blut”
3:00 – 4:00 Concert by Newton Baroque (Chamber Music and Songs of C. P. E. Bach)
4:15 – 4:45 Coffee break
4:45 – 6:00
Cantatas and Arias (paper session III)
Crist, Stephen: What Did Johann Ludwig Krebs Learn about Arias from His Teacher, J. S. Bach?
Taylor, Nik: Members of the Bach Family and the Published Church Cantatas of Georg Philipp Telemann
6:00 – 8:00 Catered Dinner at the Kenyon Inn/ABS Advisory Board Meeting
8:00 – 10:00 Concert by Washington Bach Consort (Music of C. P. E. Bach)
  • Heilig, Wq 217
  • Sinfonia in D Major, Wq 183/1
  • Anbetung dem Erbarmer, Wq 243
  • Magnificat in D Major, Wq 215
Saturday, May 3
Sons and Students—Influences and Legacies (paper session IV)
Marshall, Robert: Killing—and Burying—Sebastian
Bärwald, Manuel: J. S. Bach and His Students in Leipzig Concert Life during 1740s
Maul, Michael: Bach's or Ernesti's sons?—New sources on Bach's prefects
11:00–11:15 Coffee break
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and the Keyboard (paper session V)
Wollny, Peter: The Bach Family and the Development of New Keyboard Instruments
12:10–1:30 Catered Lunch at the Parish House
1:30–2:45 David Schulenberg: Bach at Berlin: C. P. E. Bach's Revolutionary Keyboard Music of the 1740s (lecture-recital)
3:00–3:15 Coffee break
Johann Christian Bach and Opera (paper session VI)
Butler, Margaret: From Guadagni’s Suitcase: A Primo Uomo’s Signature Aria in Settings of Artaserse
Corneilson, Paul: J. C. Bach’s Favorite Tenor, Anton Raaff
4:30–4:45 Coffee break
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Vocal Music (paper session VII)
Greer, Mary: The Secret Subscribers to C. P. E. Bach’s Die Israeliten in der Wüste: A Masonic Connection?
Hill, Moira: The Lied Aesthetic in Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Late Passions
6:00–8:00 Catered Dinner at the Parish House
8:00–10:00 Concert by Newton Baroque (including Die Amerikanerin by J. C. F. Bach and instrumental music)
Sunday, May 4
8:30 Catered Breakfast/Business Meeting

10:30 am Attendees of the conference are welcome to attend Kenyon College’s chapel service at 10:30, which will feature Cantata 112 (performed by Newton Baroque) and a sermon by Robin Leaver in the style of the eighteenth century.