CPE Bach - The Collection | Warner 2564634927

CPE Bach - The Collection


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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564634927

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 13

Release Date: 17th February 2014



Marking the 300th anniversary of Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach’s birth in 1714, this 13CD box at budget price presents a survey of his greatest works, performed by some of the most renowned musicians in the world of historically informed performance.

Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788), the second son of J S Bach, was a celebrated figure in his lifetime and is recognised as a crucial figure in the transition from the Baroque to the Classical styles. Mozart, no less, said of him: "He is the father, we are the children”.

Both a composer and an important musical theorist, CPE Bach composed in diverse genres, including keyboard works for both harpsichord and fortepiano, flute sonatas and concertos (written for King Frederick of Prussia), symphonies and choral music.

Like his older brother, Wilhelm Friedemann, he was an exponent of Empfindsamkeit (sensibility) or Empfindsamer Stil (sensitive style). This aesthetic, which exploited emotional variety and contrast, became prevalent in Northern German music in the 18th century.

This collection features some of the most renowned and influential figures in historically informed performance, including Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman, Bob van Asperen, Philippe Herreweghe, Anner Bylsma and Alan Curtis, whose recording of the Rondos for fortepiano appears on CD for the first time.

CD 1 Symphonies Wq183, Wq182 No.5
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Gustav Leonhardt

CD 2 Oboe Concertos Wq 164, 165, Oboe Sonata Wq135
Ku Ebbinge (oboe), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra / Ton Koopman

CD 3 Flute Concertos Wq 167, 168, Harpsichord Concerto Wq425
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra / Ton Koopman

CD 4 Flute Concertos Wq 166, 169, Double Concerto Wq408
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra / Ton Koopman

CD 5 Cello Concertos 1–3
Anner Bylsma (cello), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Gustav Leonhardt

CD 6–7 Six Hamburg Concertos
Bob van Asperen / Melante Amsterdam

CD 8–10 Prussian and Württemburg Sonatas
Bob van Asperen

CD 11 Rondos for fortepiano
Alan Curtis (piano)

CD 12 Organ Sonatas
Herbert Tachezi (organ)

CD 13 Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu
Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Philippe Herreweghe

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