Bach Sons' Concertos

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Wilhelm Friedmann Bach: Concertos for two Harpsichords
Musica Antiqua Köln - Reinhard Goebel
Archiv 419 256-2 A H (1 CD)


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788):
- Concerto for 2 harpsichords and orchestra in F major Wq. 46
Wilhelm Friedmann Bach (1710-1784):
- Sonata for 2 harpsichords in F major Falck 10
- Concerto for 2 harpsichords and orchestra in E flat major Falck 46

Playing time: 60'09

Performers: Andreas Staier, Robert Hill (harpsichord); Reinhard Goebel, Hajo Bäß, Werner Ehrhardt, Gustavo Zarba, B. Hudson (violin I); Mary Utiger, Andrea Keller, Almut Bergmeier, Paula Kibildis (violin II); Karlheinz Steeb, Christian Goosses, Karin Baasch (viola); Phoebe Carrai, Christina Kyprianides (cello); Jonathan Cable, Jean-Michel Forest (violone); Andrew Joy, S. Blonck (horn); Friedmann Immer, Susan Williams (trumpet); Eckhard Leue (timpani).

Recording date: 12/1985.

Comments: Some fine examples of how Bach's sons continued and enriched the harpsichord concerto tradition, of which their father had been a pioneer. A great performance for this beautiful music, capturing all its power and its subtleties. Reissued at mid-price as a part of the box "Bach & seine Zeit" (Archiv 459 361-2 A X10 (10 CDs)).

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Maurizio Frigeni