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BACH, C.P.E.: Keyboard Music, Vol. 25 (Spanyi)

BACH, C.P.E.: Keyboard Music, Vol. 25 (Spanyi)

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2012

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio File
Originally recorded in 2012

Artists:

Miklos Spanyi

Soloist

Record Label
BIS

Genre:

Instrumental


Classical

Total Time - 76:19
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BACH, C.P.E.: Keyboard Music, Vol. 25 (Spanyi)

     
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CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH

     
 

Keyboard Sonata in D major, Wq. 65/14, H. 42

 
1 I. Allegro 6:27
2 II. Andantino 3:22
3 III. Allegro 5:25
     
 

Keyboard Sonata in G major, Wq. 65/12, H. 23

 
4 I. Allegretto 6:49
5 II. Andante 2:43
6 III. Vivace 3:47
     
 

Keyboard Sonata in F minor, Wq. 62/6, H. 40

 
7 I. Allegro 7:52
8 II. Andante 4:27
9 III. Presto spirituoso e staccato 5:04
     
 

Keyboard Sonata in F major, Wq. 65/21, H. 52

 
10 I. Allegretto 7:34
11 II. Andante 3:07
12 III. Cantabile 5:25
     
 

Keyboard Sonata in C major, Wq. 62/7, H. 41

 
13 I. Allegro assai 6:14
14 II. Andantino 2:47
15 III. Allegretto 5:16
     
 Miklos Spanyi Soloist


This album continues the previous volume of this series in presenting keyboard sonatas composed in 1744, a year of great significance in C.P.E. Bach’s development as a composer. Beside three sonatas from that year, the programme includes an earlier and a later work: the very substantial 1740 Sonata in G major, Wq65/12, and the Sonata in F major, Wq65/21 composed in a light and charming galant style in 1747. Many sonatas of this period are serious ‘grand’ sonatas intended for connoisseurs and professional players. Like the six ‘Württemberg’ Sonatas, Wq49, composed between 1742 and 1744, they have large-scale outer movements telling complex and exciting stories, painted in the most vivid of colours. On this disc, the Sonata in F minor, Wq62/6 is a sister work of the ‘Württemberg’ set which could have easily taken its place among them. Perhaps less ‘serious’ is the D major Sonata, Wq65/14, a sparkling work in galant style, while the C major Sonata, Wq62/7 is a very personal creation with its relatively short movements of highly contrasting characters. With his usual sensitivity to the different moods and styles of the composer, Miklós Spányi performs these works on the clavichord – an instrument favoured by C.P.E. Bach himself, and for which Spányi has a particular affinity, as remarked upon in a review in BBC Music Magazine of a recent disc in the series: ‘Spányi’s ultra-sensitive touch adds magic on this delicate instrument.’ The particular clavichord selected for this recording is unusually large, with a louder and more colourful sound which helps in realising the great contrasts required by Bach in both musical textures and dynamics, aspects which are also aided by the rich acoustics of the splendid 18th-century Keizerszaal (‘Imperial Hall’) in the Belgian town of Sint-Truiden, where the recording took place.

"These volumes continue to affirm Mikklós Spányi’s exemplary musicianship and clavichord prowess, as well as to draw further attention to this still underrated composer’s quirky, inventive and emotionally engaging output... an attractive entry point to one of the most needed and important recording projects in progress today."

Jed Distler - Gramophone magazine - November 2013


 "Sonatas from the 1740’s occupy Vol 25 of Spányi’s immaculately considered companion series to his CPE Bach concerto cycle. The full-toned clavichord beguiles." ****

Paul Riley - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes section) - September 2012




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