CPE Bach - Complete Organ Music | Brilliant Classics 94812

CPE Bach - Complete Organ Music


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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 94812

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 31st March 2014



This release contains the complete music for organ by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - a relatively modest output, no doubt because of the decline in the popularity of the instrument in the 2nd half of the 18th century, and because of his new style, which is less dependent on rigorous counterpoint (the organís forte) than on a gallant and transparent melodic lines.

Bach wrote the set of organ sonatas Wq70 during the most fruitful period of his career. From the outset, the sonatas met with widespread favour, with their galant style, full of good humour and energy. Even the fugues proceed along unlikely routes with an unbuttoned relish for episodic characterization that might have confounded, not to say horrified, old Johann Sebastian. The chorale preludes are naturally more clean‐cut and sombre but they still take the opportunity for colourful musical illustration of their Biblical themes.

Luca Scandali is one of Italyís foremost organists, with an impressive discography of over 20 CDs. The booklet contains excellent liner notes by the artist, plus full organ specifications.

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