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C.P.E. Bach - Solo Keyboard Music, Vol.13

Composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Performer Miklós Spányi
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1328 CD
EAN 7318590013281
Format CD
Release date Feb 2005
Total time 66'16

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This 13th volume in Miklós Spányi’s ongoing series of the solo keyboard music of C. P. E. Bach is more that usually varied. The programme consists of works from several genres – variations, sinfonias and sonatas, as well as one of the composer’s few fugues – all of which were composed between 1741-1755. The repertoire has been governed by the instrument which Miklós Spányi has chosen for this recording, a copy of a Silbermann fortepiano. In Spányi’s own words, the works which have been brought together here are among the most ‘fortepiano-friendly’ compositions in C. P. E. Bach’s œuvre. The Silbermann instrument – a great favourite with Bach’s employer Frederick the Great, who owned a number of them – gives an extra vitality and grandeur to the ‘orchestral’ writing of the sinfonias as well as underlines the pianistic character of the set of variations. A very special instalment in a very special series, therefore!
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  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  Sinfonia in G major, W.122/1 (H.45) 9'41
01 I. Allegro assai 3'35
02 II. Andante 2'48
03 III. Allegretto 3'18
  Sonata in D minor, W.65/24 (H.60) 6'34
04 I. Adagio 0'55
05 II. Andante 1'02
06 III. Andantino 2'11
07 IV. Adagio 0'44
08 V. Allabreve 1'42
  Allegretto con variazioni, W.118/5 (H.65) 11'39
09 Allegretto 1'54
10 Variation 1 1'41
11 Variation 2 1'40
12 Variation 3 1'46
13 Variation 4 1'36
14 Variation 5 1'29
15 Variation 6 1'33
  Sinfonia in F major, W.122/2 (H.104) 14'12
16 I. Allegro assai 6'20
17 II. Andante 4'28
18 III. Tempo di Menuetto 3'24
  Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, W.119/7 (H.75.5) 7'06
19 Fantasia 2'24
20 Fugue 4'42
  Sonata in E major, W.64/29 (H.83) 14'46
21 I. Allegro di molto 7'58
22 II. Andante 3'05
23 III. Allegretto 3'43
  Album total 66'16
ComposerBach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
FortepianoSpányi, Miklós

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