“Cpe Bach: Works For Violin And Pianoforte”
|Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach||
Arioso con variazioni, Wq. 79 (H535),
Violin Sonata in B flat major, Wq. 77,
Violin Sonata in B minor, Wq. 76,
Violin Sonata in C Minor, Wq.78.
Piet Kuijken (Piano), Laurent Albrecht Breuninger (Violin).
Recorded in the Kammermusik Studio des SWR, Stuttgart, Germany, 9-11 January 2006.
In the second installment of the series commemorating the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the hänssler CLASSIC label presents three sonatas from 1763, which on a human level are not only a testimony to the personality of their composer, but musically direct precursors of the great creations of Mozart and Beethoven in the field of instrumental sonatas with obligatory piano accompaniment. In these passionate works an anticipated romanticism takes place. That alone should be enough to make you want to hear them.
When historically informed experts and connoisseurs such as Piet Kuijken and Albrecht Breuninger take up these works, one hears spontaneous music-making with a dash of improvisation – just right for these Storm and Stress works by the musical genius CPE Bach. “He is the father, we are the boys,” Mozart said on the occasion of the death of C.P.E. Bach.
• First release in hänssler CLASSIC’s CPE Bach 300th Anniversary Edition