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19.9.17

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: C-P-Eppreciation! Or: The Rescue For Bach Junior


…What unexpected Joy! But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me lower expectations, first: The Gallant style wedged between late Baroque and the Classical style, of which Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is one of the most prominent proponents, largely escapes our aesthetic. I remember well hearing a performance of his oratorio, Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, at the Salzburg Mozart Week mini-festival. A veritable dream cast consisting of the Freiburger Barockorchester and RIAS Chamber Chorus under René Jacobs, with Miah Persson, Maximilian Schmitt and Michael Nagy on soloist duty. The occasion – such works and composers always need occasions – was the 300th anniversary of C.P.E. in 2014, and if anyone should have been able to make the reclusive value of Gallant music palatable to the ears of a modern audience, it should have been been them…

-> Classical CD Of The Week: C-P-Eppreciation! Or: The Rescue For Bach Junior



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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach,
Complete Keyboard Works, Ana-Marija Markovina (piano),
Hänssler









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