The True Art of Music Publishing
Donald Macleod explores CPE Bach's venturing into the world of music publishing, including a popular teaching manual: his Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments.
More than just a composer and performer, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach also ventured into the world of music publishing. In 1753 he produced his Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments, considered one of the most influential teaching works of the entire 18th century. Bach's instructions laid out all kinds of innovative techniques including, for the first time, the use of the thumb in keyboard playing.
We hear a sonata he published to accompany his Essay, a cello concerto, and a hugely popular symphony that would have been lapped up by his local amateur musical societies. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Sonata No 6 in C minor, Wq 63/6
Miklos Spanyi, clavichord
Cello Concerto in A major, Wq 172
Truls Mørk, cello
Les Violons du Roy
Bernard Labadie, conductor
Symphony in E minor, Wq 178
Kammerorchester CPE Bach
Hartmut Haenchen, conductor
Am neuen Jahre, Wq 194
Dorothee Mields, soprano
Ludger Remy, fortepiano.