C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 14

C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Keyboard Concertos, Vol. 14

by Miklós Spányi
     
 

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With Vol. 14 of the complete keyboard concertos of C.P.E. Bach, harpsichordist Miklós Spányi has changed orchestras. While the previous 14 volumes had used Hungary's Concerto Armonico, starting with this issue the series has switched to Finland's Opus X led by Petri Tapio MattsonSee more details below

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With Vol. 14 of the complete keyboard concertos of C.P.E. Bach, harpsichordist Miklós Spányi has changed orchestras. While the previous 14 volumes had used Hungary's Concerto Armonico, starting with this issue the series has switched to Finland's Opus X led by Petri Tapio Mattson. While the changes in the orchestral sound are striking -- a smaller sonority, a lighter tone, and a leaner ensemble -- the quality of the series is in no way compromised. As before, Spányi remains a compelling interpreter of the music of the second of J.S. Bach's sons. His technique remains dazzling, a prerequisite in Bach's virtuoso writing, and his insights remain fascinating, a necessity in Bach's idiosyncratic compositions. In the three works recorded here -- the extroverted "Concertos in A minor" and "E flat major" flanking the more intimate "Sonatina in C major" -- Spányi and Opus X find the essential balance between body and soul crucial to making Bach's music effective to modern audiences. While this might not be the first, much less the only, disc first-time C.P.E. Bach listeners should hear, for those who have heard the previous 13 volumes in this series, Vol. 14 will provide much pleasure. As always, BIS' sound is clear, open, and as close to reality as any recording can be.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318590014875
catalogNumber:
1487
Rank:
178786

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Tracks

  1. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo in A minor, H. 430, Wq. 26  - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  - Robert Suff  -  OPUS X Ensemble
  2. Sonatina, concerto for harpsichord, 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in C major, H. 460, Wq. 101  - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  - Robert Suff  -  OPUS X Ensemble
  3. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo in E flat major, H. 467, Wq. 40  - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  - Robert Suff  -  OPUS X Ensemble

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