For the three-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach on 8 March 2014, the cities of Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt an der Oder, Leipzig, Potsdam and Weimar have formed a network in his honor. The highlights of the jubilee program include exhibitions in the state libraries in Berlin and Hamburg and a festival soirée at Schloss Glienicke in Potsdam. City tours in the footsteps of Bach are also planned in Berlin.
C. P. E. Bach’s diverse body of work includes instrumental music, including symphonies, chamber music, piano sonatas, pieces for solo instruments, as well as sacred and secular vocal music of all genres. His compositions will serve as the focus of numerous musical events during 2014, including the Music Festival in Frankfurt an der Oder, the Bach Festival in Leipzig and the Music Festival Potsdam Sanssouci.