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C.P.E. Bach: Solo Keyboard Music, Volume 29

Catalogue numberBIS-2046 CD
Release date2015-01-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time75:30

“Whether it be fortepiano, tangent piano, or Emanuel’s favourite instrument, the clavichord, Spányi has the ability to bring this beautiful music to life. … This is an excellent disc…”

With this disc, Miklós Spányi completes C.P.E. Bach's set of ‘Zweyte Fortsetzung’ Sonatas, in itself a continuation of two previous sets (Wq 50 and 51). The composer himself clearly regarded the 18 sonatas of these sets as a major achievement. All of them are substantial works but the three included here might be considered the most diverse and original of the entire series. Bach assembled the Wq 52 set for publication in 1763 but Sonata No. 4 had in fact been composed twenty years earlier, while No. 5 and No. 6 are of a later date. Together the three works exhibit Bach’s inexhaustible technique of varying melodies and textures, but they also display new structures and harmonic adventures. Following them on this disc are two of C.P.E. Bach's last compositions in the sonata genre, composed after he had left his post at the court of Frederick the Great in Berlin to take up that of Director of Music in Hamburg. Although Bach at this time more and more often performed on the fortepiano, he still favoured the clavichord, and as late as 1786, when the Sonata in C minor, Wq 65/49 was completed, he specified the use of the clavichord vibrato known as Bebung in the manuscript score. Throughout this series, Miklós Spányi has often opted for a clavichord – a copy of a rather late eighteenth-century instrument, built in the Silbermann tradition reaching back to some fifty years earlier. This choice has endeared him to many clavichord lovers, including the reviewer in BBC Music Magazine who about an earlier volume wrote: 'Spányi's ultra-sensitive touch adds magic on this delicate instrument. Gentle tonal subtlety provides rich rewards.'
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
  Sonata No.4 in F sharp minor, Wq52/4 (H 37) 21:28
01 I. Allegro 09:42 $ 2.33 USD
02 II. Poco andante 05:42 $ 1.37 USD
03 III. Allegro assai 06:04 $ 1.46 USD
  Sonata No.5 in E major, Wq52/5 (H 161) 12:20
04 I. Allegro 03:25 $ 0.82 USD
05 II. Larghetto 03:38 $ 0.87 USD
06 III. Allegro 05:17 $ 1.27 USD
  Sonata No.6 in E minor, Wq52/6 (H 129) 16:25
07 I. Allegro 08:11 $ 1.96 USD
08 II. L’Einschnitt. Adagio 03:20 $ 0.80 USD
09 III. Allegro di molto 04:54 $ 1.18 USD
  Sonata in C major, Wq65/47 (H 248) 14:09
10 I. Allegro 06:48 $ 1.63 USD
11 II. Adagio assai 01:21 $ 0.32 USD
12 III. Andante 06:00 $ 1.44 USD
  Sonata in C minor, Wq65/49 (H 298) 09:40
13 I. Allegretto 03:23 $ 0.81 USD
14 II. Andante 03:48 $ 0.91 USD
15 III. Allegro 02:29 $ 0.60 USD
  Album total 75:30
ComposerBach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
ClavichordSpányi, Miklós

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