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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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Fantasia In C Minor

    Performer: Miklós Spányi.
    • BIS CD963.
    • BIS.
    • 16.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Fantasia In C Minor

    Performer: Miklós Spányi.
    • BIS CD963.
    • BIS.
    • 16.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto No. 1 In A Minor

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy. Conductor: Bernard Labadie.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS : 50999-6944920 8.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 1.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto No. 1 In A Minor

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Ensemble: Les Violons du Roy. Conductor: Bernard Labadie.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS : 50999-6944920 8.
    • VIRGIN CLASSICS.
    • 1.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony In E Minor

    Performer: Klaus Kirbach. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen.
    • CAPRICCIO : 10-103.
    • CAPRICCIO.
    • 13.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Symphony In E Minor

    Performer: Klaus Kirbach. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen.
    • CAPRICCIO : 10-103.
    • CAPRICCIO.
    • 13.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Am Neuen Jahre

    Performer: Ludger Rémy. Singer: Dorothee Mields.
    • CPO 777061-2.
    • CPO.
    • 2.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Am Neuen Jahre

    Performer: Ludger Rémy. Singer: Dorothee Mields.
    • CPO 777061-2.
    • CPO.
    • 2.

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