C.P.E. Bach: Empfindsamkeit! - Symphonies & Concertos / Bernardini, Kjos, Barokkanerne

Release Date: 6/11/2013
Label: Lawo Classics
Catalog Number: LWC1038
Orchestra/Ensemble: Barokkanerne
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The period instrument ensemble Barokkanerne presents Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in a debut recording with LAWO Classics. Led by Alfredo Bernardini, the group performs ground-breaking symphonies and concertos of this ardent next-eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach.

The music spans more than 30 years of C.P.E. Bach’s life as a composer - from his engagement as court musician in Berlin to his last years as director of music in Hamburg. This is Sturm and Drang and Enlightenment at its fieriest. Reason and feelings are distilled in a contrast-laden musical universe - Empfindsamkeit, sensitivity - in which humans and things human are the new wine of the age. Italian baroque oboe specialist Alfredo Bernardini, one of the world’s leading performers of early music, has garnered a number of international prizes for his many recordings. He is, among other things, the founder and artistic director of the ensemble ZEFIRO. Principal harpsichordist Christian Kjos is a sought-after performer who as a member of the quintet Ensemble Meridiana has won a number of prizes at international early music competitions.

Barokkanerne, which debuted in the summer of 1989, has remained a Norwegian early music ensemble with an extensive concert schedule - including its own concert series in Oslo. The orchestra is a frequent guest at festivals throughout Norway and has been involved in a number of productions for Norwegian Radio and Television (NRK). The album was recorded in East Fredrikstad Church. - LAWO
Works on This Recording
1. Sinfonias (4), Wq 183: no 1 in D major, H 663 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Barokkanerne
Period: Classical
Written: 1775-1776 ; Hamburg, Germany
2. Sinfonia in E minor, Wq 178/H 653 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Barokkanerne
Period: Classical
Written: ?1756 ; Berlin, Germany
3. Concerto for Oboe in E flat major, Wq 165/H 468 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Alfredo Bernardini (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Barokkanerne
Period: Classical
Written: ?1765 ; Berlin, Germany
4. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, Wq 17/H 420 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Christian Kjos (Harpsichord)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Barokkanerne
Period: Classical
Written: 1745 ; Germany
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