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C.P.E. Bach: Keyboard Sonatas / Davide Pozzi

Bach,C.p.e. / Pozzi,Davide
Release Date: 08/13/2013 
Label:  Stradivarius   Catalog #: 33911   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


In my review of pianist David Murray’s performances of the three “Württemberg” Sonatas by C. P. E. Bach, I damned the music with faint praise, describing it as “dramatically alert and superficially engaging, without offering very much emotional or intellectual depth (something you could never say about his father’s music).” Perhaps Murray’s choice of a modern piano was part of the problem, because this new recording, with the music alternately played on harpsichord and period fortepiano, presents the material in a far more engaging way. Italian keyboardist Davide Pozzi, who also trained as an organist at the Verdi Conservatoire in Milan, does not just play the two different instruments as a self-aggrandizing exercise in Read more versatility. He is skilled enough to present the music with the kind of variation that the composer himself may have experienced; relying on rhythmic flexibility to deliver expression on the harpsichord, while exploiting the dynamic range and wider tonal palette of the fortepiano to bring the music alive with equal power, if different means.


Pozzi is also careful to research the instruments intended by the composer. I have to take it on faith that his diligence has led him to the proper keyboards. Certainly, his vibrant and thoughtful playing is vindication enough. I found these performances to be revelatory, putting C. P. E. Bach in an entirely new light for me.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for keyboard in C major, H. 59, Wq. 61/10 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Fortepiano), Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1749 
Venue:  Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, Eupilio (LC) 
Length: 13 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for keyboard in B flat major, H. 116, Wq. 62/16 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Harpsichord), Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1757 
Venue:  Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, Eupilio (LC) 
Length: 10 Minutes 1 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for keyboard in G major, H. 119, Wq. 62/19 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Harpsichord), Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1757 
Venue:  Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, Eupilio (LC) 
Length: 12 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for keyboard in B minor, H. 132, Wq. 62/22 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Harpsichord), Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1758 
Venue:  Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, Eupilio (LC) 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for keyboard in E flat major, H. 78, Wq. 65/28 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Harpsichord), Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1754 
Venue:  Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, Eupilio (LC) 
Length: 12 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for keyboard in C minor, H. 121, Wq. 65/31 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Fortepiano), Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1757 
Venue:  Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, Eupilio (LC) 
Length: 10 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Keyboard in G minor, Wq 65 no 17/H 47 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Harpsichord), Davide [Classical Keyboards] Pozzi (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1748; Berlin, Germany 
Venue:  Chiesa di S. Lorenzo, Eupilio (LC) 
Length: 11 Minutes 43 Secs. 

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