220 years separated them. But their spiritual kinship cannot be separated by the years. And so it makes sense to give Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (*1714) and Düsseldorf’s highly active church musician and composer Oskar Gottlieb Blarr (*1934) a communal birthday celebration. Musical sensibilitiy and an active participation in the spiritual life of their own times are the connections. Interpreters congratulating are the flute quartet VIF, a well reputed voice quartet, the chorus of the Neander Church and the düsseldorf festival orchestra under the direction of Sebastian Klein.