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C.P.E. Bach: Solo Keyboard Music Vol 23 / Miklos Spanyi


Release Date: 12/06/2011 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1763   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In his acclaimed series of C.P.E. Bach's music for solo keyboard, Miklós Spányi has constructed a programme consisting of four sonatas from the 1750's, including the closing Sonata in A major (Wq65/32), described by Dr. Darrell M. Berg in her liner notes as one of Bach's most graceful works for keyboard. The sonatas are interspersed with a number of shorter pieces: Solfeggios and Fantasias composed mainly to be used in the teaching of Bach's own students, which included members of the nobility, as well as aspiring professional musicians such as his younger brother Johann Christian. But although they are didactic pieces they are also imbued with the ingenuity of their maker, and testify to Bach's ability to create something original and Read more beautiful within the time-span of one minute or less. Particularly interesting is the Fantasia in D major, Wq117/14, an example of Bach's 'free fantasias' which is completely unmeasured, requiring the performer to devise his or her own appropriate rhythm in the style of an improvisation. Reviewers of previous discs in this series have remarked on Miklós Spányi's approach to the rhythmical aspects of Bach's music, most recently in International Record Guide: 'Anyone expecting a chaste, Dresden-china simplicity is in for a culture schock as Spányi probes beneath the surface of Bach's highly articulate musical surfaces with a temporal plasticity that creates the impression of living, breathing musical organisms.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Clavierstück für die rechte oder linke Hand allein, one-handed piece for keyboard in A major, H. 241 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Fantasia, for keyboard in D minor (Musikalisches Vielerley No. 12), H. 224, Wq. 117/12 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1766 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 0 Minutes 37 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard in A minor, Wq 62 no 11/ H 63 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 11 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4.
Fugue for Keyboard a 2 in D minor, Wq 119 no 2/H 99 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1755 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
5.
Fantasia, for keyboard in G major (Musikalisches Vielerley No. 11), H. 223, Wq. 117/11 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1766 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Keyboard in G major, Wq 62 no 14/H 77 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 7 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7.
Fantasia, for keyboard in D major (example in Versuch II), H. 160, Wq. 117/14 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1763 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
8.
Pieces (40) for Keyboard, Wq 117: no 4, Solfeggio in A major, H 222 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for keyboard in C minor, H. 121, Wq. 65/31 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1757 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 13 Minutes 38 Secs. 
10.
Pieces (40) for Keyboard, Wq 117: no 3, Solfeggio in E flat major, H 221 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
Pieces (40) for Keyboard, Wq 117: no 2, Solfeggio in C minor, H 220 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1766; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Keyboard in A major, Wq 65 no 32/H 135 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 06/2008 
Venue:  Heikki Sarvela Hall, Liminka, Finland 
Length: 16 Minutes 4 Secs. 

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