Numerous interesting publications were issued on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the death of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. The biggest surprise, however, came 13 years later in 2001, when the archive of the Berlin Sing-Akademie was rediscovered in Kiev and sent back to the Berlin State Library. A large number of works of CPE Bach were found there; it was finally possible to make an inventory list of all the musical treasures contained in this collection. The Concerto in D minor for transverse flute and orchestra, the existence of which was known but of which no manuscript was available, is one of the many works that enriched the concert repertoire from that time onwards. And now, over a decade later, Bach’s 300th birthday offers one more occasion to highlight his genius with new insights.
"Another very welcome addition to the CPE Bach discography - let’s hope the rest of the anniversary year continues with such enterprise! Two Gardellino groups were involved in the recording sessions ... but there is no discernible difference, and since the location was the same for both, the sound is uniform across the disc. None of the the soloists needs any recommendation from me - D Winne, Ponseele and Balssa are all renowned practitioners of musical arts and CPE Bach provides them planty of scope for virtuosic display, as well as the chance to explore the darker side of his character in the slow movements ..."
Brian Clark - Early Music Review 159 - April 2014