Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: discovery of the prodigal son


Course leaders : Ophélie Gaillard, Tami Troman
Objectives :

Discovering the specificities of the instruments of the Baroque and Classical string orchestra. 

The project :

Introduce Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach to children through the history of the instruments and the string orchestra, of the Baroque and Classical eras, and the artist’s life and work. Counting on a sensorial approach to each instrument in order to teach how music can express moods and states of mind and give rise to feeling. Allow children to try certain instruments or even work on a Baroque score. The works performed will come from Pulcinella’s CPE Bach programme. The type and content of the interventions will be adapted to the ages, context and request of the venue.

Primary and middle school : Workshops :

Duration : 1-1.5hr/session
Number of sessions : 1-4
Number of musicians : 1-5
Public : 1 class, pupils aged 6-14 (primary and middle schools)

Conservatory : Workshops :

Duration : 2hrs/session, 1-3 months
Number of sessions : to be determined
Number of musicians : 5
Public : middle and secondary school students with a music option, school orchestra, and beginning with the 3rd cycle in conservatory

Past and future actions

25 April 2017 : intervention/concert : Auditorium St Pierre des Cuisines (81)
18 October 2016 : public rehearsal : Neuburg (Germany)
26 May 2016 : intervention/concert : Théâtre des Bergeries, Noisy-le-sec (93)
28 September 2014 : concert : Cathédrale de Pontoise (95)
30 July 2014 : concert : Bergerac (24)


Ophélie Gaillard
Tami Troman

Further information

Suite Pour Violoncelle Seul – Intermezzo E Danza Finale Alvorada
  1. Suite Pour Violoncelle Seul – Intermezzo E Danza Finale Alvorada
  2. O Canto Do Ciscne Negro Alvorada
  3. Falla (De) – Siete Canciones Populares Españolas – Nana Alvorada
  4. Piazzola – Grand Tango – Tempo Di Tango Alvorada