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C.P.E. Bach - Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 33

Composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Performer Miklós Spányi
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2213 CD
EAN 7318590022139
Format CD
Release date Aug 2017
Total time 69'57

From 'Kenner und Liebhaber' Book 3

Issued between 1779 and 1787, the six collections of sonatas, rondos, and fantasias “für Kenner und Liebhaber” constitute Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s largest-scale publishing venture. Aimed at ‘Connaisseurs and Amateurs’, the first collection was a retrospective selection of six sonatas but when this became a commercial success&&& Bach expanded and varied the scheme, adding rondos (a recently popular form) for the second and third collection and, in the final three collections, samples of his free fantasies.

On the previous two discs in his acclaimed series, Miklós Spányi combined pieces from Collection 1 and 2, performing them on the clavichord (Volume 31) and the tangent piano (Volume 32). For the present disc, Spányi has chosen to remain with the tangent piano, an early form of the piano with strings that are struck by small wooden slips (‘tangents’). The basic sound of the instrument is reminiscent of the harpsichord, but this can be modified in a number of ways through the use of various devices.

In Collection 3, Bach provided variety by alternating previously composed sonatas with newly written rondos and Miklós Spányi adds to this by appending an independent set of variations to the collection. Probably intended for amateur keyboard players, the Canzonetta with 6 Variations was composed in 1781, and described by Bach in the catalogue of his works as ‘Canzonetta by the Duchess of Gotha with my 6 variations’.
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  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  Rondo No.1 in E major, Wq 57/1 (H 265)
01 Poco andante 9'02
  Sonata No.1 in A minor, Wq 57/2 (H 247) 10'58
02 Allegro 3'56
03 Andante 2'10
04 Allegro di molto 4'52
  Rondo No.2 in G major, Wq 57/3 (H 271)
05 Poco andante 5'55
  Sonata No.2 in D minor, Wq 57/4 (H 208) 11'24
06 Allegro moderato 7'37
07 Cantabile e mesto 3'47
08 Allegro 2'54
  Rondo No.3 in F major, Wq 57/5 (H 266)
09 Allegretto 6'03
  Sonata No.3 in F minor, Wq 57/6 (H 173)
10 Allegretto assai 5'34
11 Andante 4'44
12 Andantino grazioso 5'58
  Canzonetta in F major with 6 Variations, Wq 118/8 (H 275)
13 Un poco allegretto 5'56
  Album total 69'57
ComposerBach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
ClavichordSpányi, Miklós
Tangent pianoSpányi, Miklós

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