CPE Bach Project | Aparte AP080

CPE Bach Project

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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP080

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 7th April 2014

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A portrait, on the tercentenary of the composer's birth, of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), probably the most gifted of the sons of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Highly admired in his own century by Haydn, Gluck and Mozart, he stands out today as a brilliant and highly original composer. For CPE Bach, music had to be an expression of personal feelings, and to achieve his aim he revolutionised the established principles of form, harmony and rhythm.

The Trio Sonata 'Sanguineus und Melancholicus' is a rarity in the composer's output in that it is a quasi-programmatic work. It presents a conversation between one sanguine (first violin) and the other melancholic (second violin).

The same duality is found throughout the recordings presented here, from the well-known Sinfonia No.5 to the two brilliant cello concertos. Under the bow of cellist Ophélie Gaillard, at the head of the Pulcinella Orchestra, these pieces come as a revelation!

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