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C.P.E.Bach – Solo Keyboard Music, Vol.32

Catalogue numberBIS-2205 CD
Release date2016-12-10
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time78:54

Even before the publication of the first collection of Clavier-Sonaten für Kenner und Liebhaber in 1779, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach began composing works intended for a follow-up. This time he expanded the original concept, however, and included not just three sonatas, but also three rondos 'for the fortepiano'. In his treatment of the rondo-form, Bach was – as always – a mould-breaker and in the ‘Kenner und Liebhaber’ rondos the refrain melody inevitably creeps into the episodes, which in turn wander through distant tonalities. The phrase structure is frequently asymmetrical, and the borders between sections are often blurred, making this rather schematic form into something of a roller-coaster ride. Taking note of Bach's instructions regarding the choice of instrument, Miklós Spányi performs them on a tangent piano, an early form of the piano. The strings of the tangent piano are struck by small wooden slips (‘tangents’) and the basic sound is reminiscent of the harpsichord, but this can be modified in a number of ways. Featuring the clavichord, the previous disc in this highly regarded series presented six sonatas from Bach’s first two collections. On the present disc, Spányi combines the rondos with Sonatas 4 and 6 from the first collection, as their more extrovert character makes them suited for the tangent piano. He has also recorded Sonata No. 1 of that collection for a second time, giving followers of the series an opportunity to compare the effects that result from using the different instruments.
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Extra material for download
  Sonata No.1 in C major, Wq 55/1 (H 244) 09:06
01 Prestissimo 03:15 $ 0.78 USD
02 Andante 02:33 $ 0.61 USD
03 Allegretto 03:18 $ 0.79 USD
  Rondo No1. in C major, Wq 56/1 (H 260)
04 Allegretto 08:51 $ 2.12 USD
  Sonata No.4 in A major, Wq 55/4 (H 186) 22:37
05 Allegro assai 09:10 $ 2.20 USD
06 Poco adagio 04:46 $ 1.14 USD
07 Allegro 08:41 $ 2.08 USD
  Rondo No.2 in D major, Wq 56/3 (H 261)
08 Allegretto 07:14 $ 1.74 USD
  Sonata No. 6 in G major, Wq 55/6 (H 187) 21:15
09 Allegretto moderato 10:00 $ 2.40 USD
10 Andante 03:26 $ 0.82 USD
11 Allegro di molto 07:49 $ 1.88 USD
  Rondo No.3 in A minor, Wq 56/5 (H 262)
12 Poco Andante 09:45 $ 2.34 USD
  Album total 78:54
Tangent pianoSpányi, Miklós

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