CPE Bach - The Solo Keyboard Music Vol.30 | BIS BIS2125

CPE Bach - The Solo Keyboard Music Vol.30


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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2125

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 31st July 2015



Along with more than 150 sonatas, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach composed a large number of single-movement pieces for solo keyboard. On the present disc, Miklós Spányi presents three sets intended primarily for didactic use: the two collections of Kurze und leichte Clavierstücke and the 6 Sonatine nuove.

Of the 28 pieces contained in them, only one has a duration of more than 3 minutes, and the majority are less than two minutes long. With a seemingly boundless imagination, CPE Bach managed to invest each piece with a distinct character, to a degree that makes Miklós Spányi compare him to later master miniaturists, including Schumann, Schoenberg and Bartók.

However, not all of Bach's shorter pieces were intended for study, and on this disc the closing Abschied has an almost private character – a rondo composed as a farewell to one of his favourite instruments.

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