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C.P.E. Bach: Complete Keyboard Concertos Vol 15 / Spányi


Release Date: 09/26/2006 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1422   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus X
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Keyboard Concertos Vol.15 (Disc 1, playing time 73'38): Concerto in D minor, Wq 23 (H 427); Sonatina in E flat major, Wq 105 (H 464); Concerto in B flat major, Wq 39 (H 465)

Miklós Spányi, tangent piano; Opus X Ensemble; Petri Tapio Mattson & Miklós Spányi artistic direction

Solo Keyboard Music Vol.15 – Sonatas and ‘Petites Pièces’ III (Disc 2, playing time 67'22): Sonata in A minor, Wq 65/33 (H 143); Sonata in D minor, Wq 62/15 (H 105); La Gabriel, Wq 117/35 (H 97); La Philippine, Wq 117/34 (H 96); La Caroline, Wq 117/39 (H 98); Allegretto in F major, Wq 116/19 (H 301); Allegro in D major, Wq 116/20 (H 302); La Xenophon & La Sybille, Wq 117/29 (H 123); La Sophie, Wq
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Miklós Spányi, clavichord

Two cycles that have consistently been receiving high praise from reviewers are Miklós Spányi’s survey of C.P.E. Bach’s Music for Solo Keyboard and of the same composer’s Keyboard Concertos. Though we have been releasing these two series separately, they now coincide at Volume 15, and we have therefore taken the opportunity to offer all lovers of C.P.E. Bach, and period instrument keyboard music a special present, by packaging these two discs together for the price of one! With the usual, thorough documentation and liner notes by specialists Darrell M. Berg and Jane R. Stevens, as well as by Spányi himself, this release is an excellent opportunity for those curious about these 18th century masterpieces off the beaten track. The broad-ranging double-bill offers some of Bach’s most famous keyboard works – for instance the great concerto in D minor, which has often been compared to Mozart’s concerto in the same key – as well as rarities such as the small character pieces for solo keyboard in which Bach portrayed some of his friends and acquaintances. After a total of 30 discs, Spányi himself hardly needs an introduction: suffice it to say that he has lost none of his passion for the music or for the clavichord and tangent piano that he performs it on. A recent solo disc (Volume 13, BIS-CD-1328) was greeted with the following recommendation from the reviewer on MusicWeb International: ‘The result is no less than astonishing. This is wonderful music, beautifully played, and I recommend this disk to anyone who loves keyboard music.’ And the critic in the German magazine Toccata was just as enthusiastic about the latest disc of concertos (Volume 14, BIS-CD-1487), with the Finnish period band Opus X: ‘What passion and yielding softness is hidden in this music, combined together with such elegance, and, of course, expertly brought out. My compliments to all involved! More, please!!!’
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, Wq 23/H 427 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus X
Period: Classical 
Written: 1748; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Sonatina for Harpsichord and Orchestra in E flat major, Wq 105/H 464 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus X
Period: Classical 
3.
Concerto for Harpsichord in B flat major, Wq 39/H 465 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opus X
Period: Classical 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard in A minor, Wq 65 no 33/H 143 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Period: Classical 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Concerto in D minor, Wq. 23, H. 427: I. Allegro
Keyboard Concerto in D minor, Wq. 23, H. 427: II. Poco andante
Keyboard Concerto in D minor, Wq. 23, H. 427: III. Allegro assai
Keyboard Sonatina in E flat major, Wq. 105, H. 464: I. Largo
Keyboard Sonatina in E flat major, Wq. 105, H. 464: II. Allegro di molto
Keyboard Sonatina in E flat major, Wq. 105, H. 464: III. Tempo di minuetto
Keyboard Concerto in B flat major, Wq. 39, H. 465: I. Allegretto
Keyboard Concerto in B flat major, Wq. 39, H. 465: II. Largo e mesto
Keyboard Concerto in B flat major, Wq. 39, H. 465: III. Allegro moderato
La Gause, Wq. 117/35, H. 97
La Philippine, Wq. 117/34, H. 96
La Caroline, Wq. 117/39, H. 98
Allegretto in F major, Wq. 116/19, H. 301
Allegretto in D major, Wq. 116/20, H. 302
Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Wq. 65/33, H. 143: I. Allegretto
Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Wq. 65/33, H. 143: II. Adagio ma non troppo (La Guillelmine)
Keyboard Sonata in A minor, Wq. 65/33, H. 143: III. Tempo di minuetto (La Coorl)
La Xenophon and La Sybille, Wq. 117/29, H. 123
La Sophie, Wq. 117/40, H. 125
L'Ernestine, Wq. 117/38, H. 124
L'Auguste, Wq. 117/22, H. 122
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Wq. 62/15, H. 105: I. Allegro moderato
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Wq. 62/15, H. 105: II. Larghetto
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, Wq. 62/15, H. 105: III. Allegretto
L'Ernestine, Wq. 117/38, H. 124
Andantino in D minor, Wq. 116/18, H. 108
La Louise, Wq. 117/36, H. 114

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