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C.P.E. Bach - Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 40

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Catalogue numberBIS-2387 CD
Release date2021-05-07
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time81:51

This disc features solo keyboard arrangements of works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach originally scored for other instruments. In the second half of the eighteenth century the demand for keyboard music increased rapidly, as musical skills became a social requisite for young ladies of the upper classes. To provide compositions for these new keyboard players was financially profitable, but Bach also had another reason for welcoming arrangements: the keyboard instruments were his favourite medium, and he devoted himself to making them into solo instruments as important as the violin and other melody instruments.

The eighteen short pieces on this well-filled disc all exist in versions for various small groups of instruments or, in some cases, for mechanical instruments such as the barrel organ. Miklós Spányi has grouped them around three larger-scaled works, of which two are arrangements of symphonies while the Concerto in F major for solo keyboard may in fact be an original composition: a version for keyboard and orchestra exists, but is possibly a later development. In the case of several of the arrangements it is uncertain who made them – some of them only survive in the hand of one of Bach’s admirers. In his liner notes to the disc, Spányi proposes that they could in fact be the original versions, however, as he sees a striking similarity to Bach’s other, indisputably genuine small keyboard pieces.
 
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Extra material for download
 
01 Minuetto in D major, Wq116/35 (H.309) 03:07 $ 0.75 USD
 
02 Polonoise in A major, Wq 116/34 (H. 308) 01:48 $ 0.43 USD
 
03 Allegretto grazioso in C major, Wq 116/57 (H. 331) 02:52 $ 0.69 USD
 
04 Menuett in G major, Wq 116/29 (H. 303) 03:55 $ 0.94 USD
 
  Symphony in D major, Wq 176 (H. 651) 11:13
05 I. Allegro 04:11 $ 1.00 USD
06 II. Andante 03:43 $ 0.89 USD
07 III. Presto 03:19 $ 0.80 USD
 
08 Minuetto in G major, Wq 116/31 (H. 305) 02:59 $ 0.72 USD
 
09 Marsch in D major, Wq 116/46 (H. 320) 01:48 $ 0.43 USD
 
10 Menuett in D major, Wq 116/40 (H. 314) 01:01 $ 0.24 USD
 
11 Polonoise in B flat major, Wq 116/43 (H. 317) 01:07 $ 0.27 USD
 
12 Menuet in C major, Wq 116/47 (H. 321) 00:58 $ 0.23 USD
 
13 Presto in A minor, Wq 116/39 (H. 313) 01:05 $ 0.26 USD
 
14 Polonoise in A major, Wq 116/42 (H. 316) 00:58 $ 0.23 USD
 
15 Allegro in C major, Wq 116/51 (H. 325) 01:15 $ 0.30 USD
 
  Concerto in F major, H. 242 (Wq deest.) 23:40
16 I. Allegro assai 08:06 $ 1.94 USD
17 II. Larghetto 08:18 $ 1.99 USD
18 III. Poco presto 07:16 $ 1.74 USD
 
19 Allegro in B flat major, Wq 116/38 (H. 312) 02:04 $ 0.50 USD
 
20 Polonoise in F major, Wq 116/41 (H. 315) 00:57 $ 0.23 USD
 
21 Menuett in D major, Wq 116/33 (H. 307) 03:14 $ 0.78 USD
 
22 Allegro di molto in A major, Wq 116/36 (H. 310) 01:36 $ 0.38 USD
 
23 Langsam und traurig in A minor, Wq 116/50 (H. 324) 01:31 $ 0.36 USD
 
24 Polonoise in D major, Wq 116/49 (H. 323) 01:39 $ 0.40 USD
 
  Symphony in E minor, Wq 122/3 (H. 652) 12:59
25 I. Allegro assai 04:43 $ 1.13 USD
26 II. Andante 03:20 $ 0.80 USD
27 III. Allegro 04:56 $ 1.18 USD
 
  Album total 81:51
HarpsichordSpányi, Miklós

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