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C.P.E. Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos Vol 16 / Spányi


Release Date: 02/26/2008 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1587   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Menno Van DelftMiklós Spányi
Conductor:  Petri Tapio Mattson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus X
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music on this 16th volume of BIS's ongoing complete C.P.E. Bach keyboard concerto cycle is a tiny bit less interesting than usual, although the performances are no less expert. The D major concerto has the advantage of flutes and horns to spice up its scoring, but only the finale features those quirky turns of phrase and harmony that we find so characteristic of the composer. On the other hand, the A minor concerto has plenty of that emotional intensity we nearly always find when Bach writes in minor keys. The Sonatina, which also includes pairs of flutes and horns (along with strings), explores the sonority of two keyboards: harpsichord and tangent piano. It was an excellent idea to juxtapose the timbres of harpsichord and tangent Read more piano in this work, but then Miklós Spányi always chooses instruments with an appealing timbre, and this makes a huge difference in terms of the music's sheer attractiveness. As usual, Opus X accompanies expertly, and the sonics are terrific.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatina for 2 Harpsichords and Orchestra in B flat major, Wq 110/H 459 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Menno Van Delft (Harpsichord), Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Conductor:  Petri Tapio Mattson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus X
Period: Classical 
Written: 1763; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Harpsichord in G major, Wq 27/H 433 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Petri Tapio Mattson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus X
3.
Concerto for Keyboard in A minor, WQ 21/H 424 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Petri Tapio Mattson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus X

Sound Samples

Keyboard Concerto in D major, Wq. 27, H. 433: I. Allegro
Keyboard Concerto in D major, Wq. 27, H. 433: II. Siciliana
Keyboard Concerto in D major, Wq. 27, H. 433: III. Allegro
Keyboard Sonatina in B flat major, Wq. 110, H. 459: I. Andante
Keyboard Sonatina in B flat major, Wq. 110, H. 459: II. Allegro moderato
Keyboard Sonatina in B flat major, Wq. 110, H. 459: III. Allegretto
Keyboard Concerto in A minor, Wq. 21, H. 424: I. Allegro
Keyboard Concerto in A minor, Wq. 21, H. 424: II. Adagio
Keyboard Concerto in A minor, Wq. 21, H. 424: III. Allegro con spirito

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