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C. P. E. Bach: Solo Keyboard Music Vol 26 / Miklos Spanyi

Bach / Spanyi,Miklos
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2040   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach published his 'Fortsetzung' Sonatas, Wq51, in 1761, only one year after the appearance of Six Sonatas with Varied Reprises, Wq50 (released on Volume 21, BIS-1624). Although the new collection contained only one single movement with a written-out varied reprise, Bach and his publisher, George Ludewig Winter, titled it Fortsetzung (continuation or sequel), obviously hoping to capitalize on the success of the set which had preceded it. (The same strategy was used two years later, with Zweite Fortsetzung, Wq52.) Although the ‘Fortsetzung’ Sonatas were not published together with the composer's own variants on them, such alternative versions exist in manuscript, and splitting this set of large-scale works over two Read more discs, Miklós Spányi also includes recordings of these varied or embellished versions, which may represent the composer's revisions but could equally well have been intended as study material for his students. On the disc is also one of the composer's intriguing experiments – a re-composed version of the entire first sonata of the set, in which each movement has the same bass line and harmonic progressions as the original, yet is varied throughout in texture, rhythm and character. A tour de force in the technique of variation, Bach’s achievement becomes all the more impressive when one considers that he went on to compose yet another, entirely different version of the same sonata, which will be included on the next disc in this highly acclaimed series. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major, Wq 51 no 2/H 151 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1760; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard in C major, Wq 51 no 1/H 150 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1761; Germany 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard in C minor, Wq 51 no 3/H 127 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1761; Germany 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard in C major, Wq 65 no 35/H 156 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
5.
Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major, Wq 51 no 2/H 151: 2nd movement, Adagio mesto e sostenuto by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
Notes: Embellished version by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach 
6.
Sonata for Keyboard in C minor, Wq 51 no 3/H 127: 2nd movement, Molto adagio by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
Notes: Embellished version by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Sonata No. 1 in C major, Wq. 51/1, H. 150: I. Allegro moderato
Keyboard Sonata No. 1 in C major, Wq. 51/1, H. 150: II. Andante
Keyboard Sonata No. 1 in C major, Wq. 51/1, H. 150: III. Allegro
Keyboard Sonata No. 2 in B flat major, Wq. 51/2, H. 151: I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto
Keyboard Sonata No. 2 in B flat major, Wq. 51/2, H. 151: II. Adagio mesto e sostenuto
Keyboard Sonata No. 2 in B flat major, Wq. 51/2, H. 151: III. Allegro
Keyboard Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Wq. 51/3, H. 127: I. Allegretto
Keyboard Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Wq. 51/3, H. 127: II. Molto adagio
Keyboard Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Wq. 51/3, H. 127: III. Allegro ma non tanto
Keyboard Sonata No. 2 in B flat major, Wq. 51/2, H. 151: II. Adagio mesto e sostenuto (embellished version)
Keyboard Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Wq. 51/3, H. 127: II. Molto adagio (embellished version)
Keyboard Sonata in C major, Wq. 65/35, H. 156: I. Allegro moderato
Keyboard Sonata in C major, Wq. 65/35, H. 156: II. Andante
Keyboard Sonata in C major, Wq. 65/35, H. 156: III. Allegro

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