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Kinship / Stephan


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72764  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJohann Adam ReinckenWilhelm Friedemann BachCarl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This cleverly thought-out album is a tribute to Bach and his kindred spirits. Who is akin to whom? Are they spiritual or elective kinships? In the first instance, all the pieces recorded here are akin to each other in that they are especially suitable or that most sensitive of all keyboard instruments, the clavichord. Beauty is another common feature, which they display in their own way. And in the circle of fifths these pieces are very close to one another. Personal and familial kinships become apparent with the name of Bach. It is also known that JS Bach chose JA Reincken, around forty years his senior, as his teacher: Reincken can certainly be described as a musical father, a true kindred spirit, to JS Bach. Johann Gottfried Muthel slots Read more into the ensemble as a logical consequence. He was JS Bach’s last pupil who had participated in transcribing The Art of Fugue and who composed in a consistently new and noncontrapuntal style. In this respect, he is musically much closer to Bach’s sons Carl Philipp Emanuel and Wilhelm Friedemann, almost a brother to them. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prelude for Lute in C minor, BWV 999 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan (Clavichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Suite for Keyboard no 7 in G major by Johann Adam Reincken
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan (Clavichord)
Period: Baroque 
3.
Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan (Clavichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1704; Arnstadt, Germany 
4.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in G major, BWV 884 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan (Clavichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Prelude in C major, BWV 924 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan (Clavichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Fantasia for Harpsichord in A minor, F 23 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
7.
Polonaises (12) for Harpsichord, F 12: no 8 in E minor by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1765; Germany 
8.
Sonatas (6) for Keyboard, Wq 49: no 1 in A minor, H 30 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan (Clavichord)
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord no 1 in F major by Johann Gottfried Müthel
Performer:  Sigrun Stephan (Clavichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 

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