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Forbes Classical CD of the Week

…After a master-class tour of the Who’s-Who of late-baroque/post-baroque composers – Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Adolph Hasse, C.P.E. Bach, and Georg Philipp Telemann – the aspiring composer Johann Gottfried Müthel settled in Riga with his new-won skills and composed. But, in his own words, only when he was in the mood. He didn’t think much of working for work’s sake or whenever anything but fully inspired and convivial. Sounds as prototypical romantic as impractical an attitude to have. J.S. Bach and P.G. Wodehouse would certainly have disapproved and look where steady hard work has got them!…

-> Classical CD of the Week: Post-Baroque Sluggard Demi-Genius

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J.G.Müthel, Keyboard Concertos,
Arte dei Suonatori, Marcin Świątkiewicz (harpsichord)

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