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C.P.E. Bach: Bach: Recorder Concertos, Chamber Music / Bagliano, Collegium Pro Musica

Bach / Collegium Pro Musica / Bagliano
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94864   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Stefano BaglianoAndrea Coen
Conductor:  Stefano Bagliano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“He is the father, we are the sons,” said Mozart of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. This statement reveals just how venerated a figure the latter composer was in his day – to the extent that much of Haydn’s musical apprenticeship was based on the study of his works. Today he is hailed as the forefather of the First Viennese School: a composer who was instrumental in the development of the empfindsamer Stil, which sought to express ‘true’ or ‘natural’ feelings in music.

C.P.E. Bach is perhaps best known for his cultivation of the keyboard sonata; here, however, we have the opportunity to delve into a lesser-known facet of his output: Recorder Concertos and chamber music. The works abound in invention of the upmost quality, all the
Read more while exhibiting a wide emotional range and intensity of expression; from the highly virtuosic Flute Concerto in D minor Wq22 (where more space is devoted to the dialogue between flute and orchestra) to the Sonata Wq108 for harpsichord, with a flute and string accompaniment – and in which the lead instrument is relegated to a discreet role, thus echoing the transition stage in which the harpsichord gradually gave way to the ensemble score – these pieces join together in revealing the composer’s forward-thinking, not to mention highly accessible, style.

Brilliant regulars Stefano Bagliano (recorder) and Federico Guglielmo (violin) are among the talented array of artists featured on this recording – all of whom perform under the ensemble name ‘Collegium Pro Musica’, a period performance-oriented group which has elicited much praise since its founding in 1990.

‘…Stefano Bagliano with his Collegium Pro Musica enchants us with acrobatic technical virtuosity…’ (Amadeus)

Other information:
Recorded 19–21 June 2013, Church of S. Maria del Prato, Genoa, Italy Includes booklet notes and biographies of the artists
An appealing and intelligently compiled programme of compositions by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in which the traverse flute plays the key role.
In the concertos the flute takes the lead as a true solo instrument, virtuoso and expressing a wide range of emotions.
Excellent performances by Italians Early Music specialists: Stefano Bagliano, Luigi Cavasanti and Federico Guglielmo, among others. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Flute in D minor, Wq 22/H 425 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Stefano Bagliano (Recorder)
Conductor:  Stefano Bagliano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747 
Venue:  Church of S. Maria del Prato, Genoa, Ita 
Length: 23 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2. Sonatina, concerto for harpsichord, 2 flutes, strings & continuo in E flat major, H. 462, Wq. 108 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Stefano Bagliano (Recorder), Andrea Coen (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Stefano Bagliano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764-1765 
Venue:  Church of S. Maria del Prato, Genoa, Ita 
Length: 15 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3. Quartet for Flute, Viola, Cello and Harpsichord in A minor, Wq 93/H 537 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Stefano Bagliano (Recorder), Andrea Coen (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Stefano Bagliano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Hamburg, Germany 
Venue:  Church of S. Maria del Prato, Genoa, Ita 
Length: 14 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4. Trio sonata for viola, bass recorder & harpsichord in F major, H. 588, Wq. 163 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Stefano Bagliano ()
Conductor:  Stefano Bagliano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Pro Musica
Period: Classical 
Written: 1755 
Venue:  Church of S. Maria del Prato, Genoa, Ita 
Length: 10 Minutes 2 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Flute Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 22, H. 425: I. Allegro
Flute Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 22, H. 425: II. Un poco andante
Flute Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 22, H. 425: III. Allegro di molto
Sonatina in E-Flat Major, Wq. 108, H. 462: I. Largo
Sonatina in E-Flat Major, Wq. 108, H. 462: II. Allegro di molto
Sonatina in E-Flat Major, Wq. 108, H. 462: III. Tempo di minuetto
Quartet No. 1 for Keyboard, Flute and Viola in A Minor, Wq. 93, H. 537: I. Andantino
Quartet No. 1 for Keyboard, Flute and Viola in A Minor, Wq. 93, H. 537: II. Largo e sostenuto
Quartet No. 1 for Keyboard, Flute and Viola in A Minor, Wq. 93, H. 537: III. Allegro assai
Trio in B-Flat Major, Wq. 159/1, H. 587: I. Un poco andante
Trio in B-Flat Major, Wq. 159/1, H. 587: II. Allegretto
Trio in B-Flat Major, Wq. 159/1, H. 587: III. Allegro

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