C.P.E. Bach: Complete Original Works for Violin & Keyboard / Waley-Cohen, Baillieu

Release Date: 10/18/2019
Catalog Number: SIGCD573
Number of Discs: 3

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CD
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$25.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in Weimar, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-88) was the fifth child and second surviving son of JS Bach and his first wife Maria Barbara. By his own account he had no other teacher for composition and keyboard except his father. Nevertheless, the majority of Emanuel’s earliest works owe more to the influence of Telemann and other exponents of the new galant style, while already suggesting his own progressive instinct. At the age of twenty-four, after seven years studying law, Emanuel decided to devote himself to music. In 1738 he accepted the position of keyboard player at the court of the Prussian crown prince – the future Frederick the Great. After nearly thirty years of royal service he left Berlin and moved to Hamburg, where he occupied the positions of Music Director and Cantor until his death. Described by the Guardian as a performer of “fearless intensity”, former ECHO Rising Star Tamsin Waley-Cohen has established herself as one of the most insightful and versatile young British violinists. Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own’ James Baillieu has been the prize-winner of the Wigmore Hall Song Competition, Das Lied International Song Competition, Kathleen Ferrier and Richard Tauber Competitions.

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REVIEW:

What we discover – immediately and sustained for 153 minutes and 12 seconds – is that CPE not only does justice to his father but also is a superb composer in his own right. Baillieu’s lines are full of breath, intimate and expansive, shaped with a microscopic sensitivity. Trills glisten over Waley-Cohen, the perfect partner to transform this into bowed song. Waley-Cohen’s achievement of pure legato is wondrous.

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Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D major, Wq 71/H 502 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1731/1746 ; Berlin, Germany
2. Duetto for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, Wq 72/H 503 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1731/1747 ; Berlin, Germany
3. Duetto for Violin and Harpsichord in C major, Wq 73/H 504 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1745 ; Berlin, Germany
4. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D major, Wq 74/H 507 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1754 ; Berlin, Germany
5. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in F major, Wq 75/H 511 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1763 ; Berlin, Germany
6. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in B minor, Wq 76/H 512 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1763 ; Berlin, Germany
7. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in B flat major, Wq 77/H 513 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1763 ; Berlin, Germany
8. Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C minor, Wq 78/H 514 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1763 ; Berlin, Germany
9. Arioso and Variations for Violin and Harpsichord in A major, Wq 79/H 535 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1781 ; Hamburg, Germany
10. Fantasy for Violin and Harpsichord in F sharp minor, Wq 80/H 536 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: James Baillieu (Piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin)
Period: Classical
Written: 1787 ; Hamburg, Germany
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