C.P.E. Bach: The Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 39 / Spanyi

Release Date: 1/3/2020
Label: BIS
Catalog Number: 2370
Performer: Miklós Spányi
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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Notes and Editorial Reviews
On this amply filled album, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s Clavierstücke verschiedener Art (Keyboard Pieces of various Kinds) is presented in its entirety, with the exception of three songs for voice and keyboard. This collection is the most diverse of Bach’s publications and includes multi-movement genres, a free fantasia, a learned fugue, and various short pieces of varying degrees of difficulty. The variety suggests that Bach did not want for his keyboard music to be strictly divided into ‘light’ and ‘serious’ pieces. But he also wished to demonstrate a wide range of techniques of keyboard composition and performance: orchestral writing in the symphony and the concerto, two-part textures in the sonata, polyphony in the fugue, and free and virtuosic composition in the fantasias and solfeggios. In order to bring a similar variety to his recording of the collection, Miklós Spányi has chosen to perform the pieces on a harpsichord built after the Antwerp maker Joannes Daniel Dulcken. To this double-manual harpsichord offering a wide range of possible registrations, Spányi has added a so-called swell device which facilitates quick dynamic changes. This makes it possible to bring out the contrasts between orchestral and soloistic textures in the Concerto in C major, but also to highlight the different characters in the contrasting pairs of Minuets.
Works on This Recording
1. Minuet in D Major, Wq 112 no 3/H 165 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
2. Alla polacca in G Minor, Wq 112 no 11/H 168 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
3. Sinfonia for Keyboard in G major, Wq 112 no 13/H 191 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
4. Fantasia in F Major, Wq 112 no 15/H 148 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
5. Minuetto for Keyboard in A major, Wq 112.16/H 169 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
Written: 1762-1765 ;
6. Alla polacca in D Major, Wq 112 no 17/H 170 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
7. Solfeggio in G Major, Wq 112 no 18/H 149 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
8. Fugue for Keyboard in G minor, Wq 112 no 19/H 101.5 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
9. Concerto for Harpsichord solo in C major, Wq 112 no 1/H 190 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1765 ;
10. Fantasia in D Major, Wq 112 no 2/H. 144 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
11. Solfeggio in G Major, Wq 112 no 4/H 145 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
12. Alla polacca in A minor, Wq 112 no 5/H 166 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
13. Sonata for Keyboard in D minor, Wq 112 no 7/H 179 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
14. Fantasia for Keyboard in B-Flat Major, Wq 112 no 8/H 146 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
Written: 1765 ; Germany
15. Minuetto I-II, Wq 112 no 9/H 167 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
16. Solfeggio for Keyboard in C Major, Wq 112 no 10/H 147 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Miklós Spányi (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical
Written: 1765 ; Germany
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