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Donald Macleod introduces some of CPE Bach's earliest works, including two of his sonatas - written when he was just 17 - and one of his first concertos.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the second son of Johann Sebastian, was born in 1714 in Weimar. A prank-loving, high-spirited child, he studied music with his father before going on to read law at universities in Leipzig and Frankfurt. He went on to become a highly accomplished keyboard player, a master of improvisation, and an extremely prolific composer for the instrument.

We hear some of CPE Bach's earliest works, two of his sonatas written at just 17, and one of his first concertos. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Solfeggio in C minor, Wq 117/2
Miklós Spányi, clavichord

Sonata in F major, Wq 65/1
Miklós Spányi, clavichord

Sonata in A for flute, violin and continuo, Wq 146
Helianthus Ensemble

Concerto in G Major, Wq 3
Miklós Spányi, clavichord
Concerto Armonico
Péter Szuts and Miklós Spányi, artistic directors

Producer: Amy Wheel.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 30 Nov 2015 18:30

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Solfeggio In C Minor

    Performer: Miklós Spányi.
    • BIS CD 1763.
    • Bis.
    • 17.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Sonata In B Flat Major

    Performer: Miklós Spányi.
    • BIS : BIS CD-963.
    • BIS.
    • 10.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Trio Sonata In A Major

    Ensemble: Helianthus Ensemble.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 94640.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 13.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto In G Major

    Performer: Miklós Spányi. Orchestra: Concerto Armonico. Conductor: Péter Szűts.
    • BIS CD-707.
    • BIS.
    • 1.

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