C. P. E. Bach: Oboe Concertos, Symphonies / Loffler, Kallweit, Academy for Ancient Music Berlin

Release Date: 1/17/2020
Catalog Number: MOB938287
Performer: Xenia Löffler
Conductor: Georg Kallweit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Berlin public of the mid-eighteenth century was fascinated by the ‘original genius’ of C. P. E. Bach, and never tired of listening to his concertos. These works call for a talented soloist capable of mastering the multiple facets of an original and finely worked musical texture: a challenge taken up with panache (and on a period instrument) by the oboist Xenia Löffler, surrounded by her distinguished colleagues of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

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REVIEW:

Mingling athletic precision and devil-may-care abandon, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin relish the music’s seething energy and harmonic and dynamic shocks. Löffler is all you could ask in this repertoire, phrasing and colouring with spontaneous flair, bringing a twinkling sense of fun (not a word readily associated with CPE) to the finales and a singing eloquence to the slow movements.

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Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Oboe in E flat major, Wq 165/H 468 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Xenia Löffler (Oboe)
Conductor: Georg Kallweit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical
Written: ?1765 ; Berlin, Germany
2. Sinfonia in F major, Wq 181/H 656 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Conductor: Georg Kallweit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical
Written: 1757-1762 ; Berlin, Germany
3. Concerto for Oboe in B flat major, Wq 164/H 466 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Xenia Löffler (Oboe)
Conductor: Georg Kallweit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical
Written: ?1765 ; Berlin, Germany
4. Sinfonia in G major, Wq 180/H 655 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Conductor: Georg Kallweit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Classical
Written: 1758 ; Berlin, Germany
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