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C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 34 / Spanyi


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2254  
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach had begun his series für Kenner und Liebhaber – ‘for Connaisseurs and Amateurs’ – with the traditional formula of a set of six sonatas, but became more unconventional in the second and third collection in which he alternated three sonatas with three rondos. With the fourth instalment, published in 1783, he went further still as he increased the number of pieces to seven and added ‘free fantasias’ to the sonatas and rondos. Continuing his survey of Bach’s keyboard music – and the Kenner und Liebhaber series – Miklós Spányi performs the collection on a tangent piano, an early form of the piano with strings that are struck by small wooden slips (‘tangents’). The basic sound of the instrument is Read more reminiscent of the harpsichord, but this can be modified in a number of ways through the use of various devices. Spányi rounds off the programme with two further works, of which the Sonata in F major, Wq 65/19 may be the very last keyboard composition that Bach completed during his lifetime. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rondo for Keyboard in A major, Wq 58 no 1/H 276 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Period: Classical 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard in G major, Wq 58 no 2/H 273 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Period: Classical 
3.
Rondo for Keyboard in E major, Wq 58 no 3/H 274 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Period: Classical 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard in E minor, Wq 58 no 4/H 188 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Period: Classical 
5.
Rondo for Keyboard in B flat major, Wq 58 no 5/H 267 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Hamburg, Germany 
6.
Fantasy for Keyboard in E flat major, Wq 58 no 6/H 277 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Hamburg, Germany 
7.
Fantasy for Keyboard in A major, Wq 58/H 278 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Hamburg, Germany 
8.
Sonata for Keyboard in F major, Wq 65 no 19/H 49 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)
9.
Arioso with Variations (20) for Keyboard in C major, Wq 118 no 10/H 259 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Miklós Spányi (Tangent Piano)

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