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C. P. E. Bach: Organ Sonatas / Quinn


Release Date: 12/02/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573424   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Iain Quinn
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although C.P.E. Bach was acknowledged for his prowess on the clavichord, he was not as skilled an organ virtuoso as his father, Johann Sebastian. He wrote relatively little for the organ but around 1755 composed a sequence of sonatas for Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, sister to Frederick II, "the Great". The works are expressive and fluid, displaying a vocal approach typical of his very best galant-style music. Featuring striking dynamic contrasts and imaginative melodic decoration they show him to be a masterful composer for the instrument. Although C.P.E. Bach was acknowledged for his prowess on the clavichord, he was not as skilled an organ virtuoso as his father, Johann Sebastian. He wrote relatively little for the organ but around 1755 composed a sequence of sonatas for Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, sister to Frederick II, "the Great". The works are expressive and fluid, displaying a vocal approach typical of his very best galant-style music. Featuring striking dynamic contrasts and imaginative melodic decoration they show him to be a masterful composer for the instrument. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard in A major, Wq 65 no 32/H 135 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Iain Quinn (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1758; Germany 
2.
Sonatas (6) for Organ, Wq 70: no 6 in G minor, H 87 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Iain Quinn (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1755; Berlin, Germany 
3.
Sonatas (6) for Organ, Wq 70: no 5 in D major, H 86 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Iain Quinn (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1755; Berlin, Germany 
4.
Sonatas (6) for Organ, Wq 70: no 3 in F major, H 84 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Iain Quinn (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1755; Berlin, Germany 
5.
Sonatas (6) for Organ, Wq 70: no 4 in A minor, H 85 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Iain Quinn (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1755; Berlin, Germany 
6.
Sonatas (6) for Organ, Wq 70: no 2 in B flat major, H 134 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Iain Quinn (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1758; Berlin, Germany 

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