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C.P.E. Bach - Solo Keyboard Music, Vol.38: The Earliest Works

Composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Performer Miklós Spányi
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-2337 CD
EAN 7318590023372
Format CD
Release date Jul 2019
Total time 78'38

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was more systematic than many of his composer colleagues when it came to keeping track of his own works and made at least two catalogues of his compositions for solo keyboard. At various times he also destroyed manuscripts that remained in his possession, especially those of early works. But even so, there are a number of pieces that slipped through the net, and several of them can be found on this disc. A few of them were included anonymously into the second Clavierbüchlein for Anna Magdalena Bach, while Emanuel Bach was still living in his father’s home in Leipzig. Among the pieces are some that have been identified as being by Bach only recently, during the ongoing work of producing a printed edition of the composer’s complete works.

As devised by Miklos Spányi, the programme is a colourful mix of brief dance movements and other miniatures, provides both variety and insights into the formative years of the composer. It ends with Bach’s Variations on a Menuet by Locatelli, the most technically demanding of his variation sets composed in 1735 when he was a young man of 21.
 
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  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  Sonata (Suite) in G major, Wq/H. deest. 6'32
01 I. Allemande 3'05
02 II. Polonoise [BWV Anh. 125] 2'22
03 III. Menuet 1'05
 
  Three pieces from Anna Magdalena Bach’s Clavierbüchlein 4'59
04 Marche in D major, BWV Anh. 122 1'26
05 Polonoise in G minor, BWV Anh. 12 1'45
06 Marche in G major, BWV Anh. 124 1'48
 
07 Menuet in E flat major, Wq/H. deest. 2'08
 
  Suite in E flat major 3'24
08 Allegro, Wq/H deest 1'18
09 Marche, Wq/H deest 1'01
10 Menuet, Wq 116/1/i 1'05
 
  Movements in G major 11'29
11 Praeludium, Wq/H desunt 2'46
12 Polonoise I, Wq deest 2'12
13 Polonoise II, Wq/H desunt 2'12
 
14 Air I, Wq/H desunt 1'57
15 Air II, Wq/H desunt 1'31
16 Menuet, Wq/H desunt 2'48
 
  Suite in E minor, Wq 65/4 (H 6) 13'46
17 I. Prelude 3'02
18 II. Allemande 4'10
19 III. Adagio non molto 3'04
20 IV. Echo 2'38
21 V. Gigue 0'52
 
22 Cantabile in E minor (From the early version of Suite in E minor, Wq 65/4) 3'39
 
23 Menuet in C major, Wq 111 2'05
 
24 March in E flat major, BWV Anh. 127 1'48
 
  Variations in G major on a Menuet by Locatelli, Wq 118/7 (H 14) 26'27
25 Minuet 1'01
26 Variation 1 1'21
27 Variation 2 1'08
28 Variation 3 1'15
29 Variation 4 1'28
30 Variation 5 1'00
31 Variation 6 1'01
32 Variation 7 0'54
33 Variation 8 1'01
34 Variation 9 1'05
35 Variation 10 1'26
36 Variation 11 0'56
37 Variation 12 1'34
38 Variation 13 1'21
39 Variation 14 1'15
40 Variation 15 1'01
41 Variation 16 1'05
42 Variation 17 1'21
43 Variation 18 1'19
44 Variation 19 1'05
45 Variation 20 1'09
46 Variation 21 1'41
 
  Album total 78'38
ComposerBach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
HarpsichordSpányi, Miklós

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