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BACH, C.P.E.: Keyboard Sonatas, Wq. 48, "Prussian Sonatas" (Alexander-Max)

CPE Bach was a chamber musician at the court of Frederick the Great for nearly three decades. He was also one of the greatest keyboard players in Europe. His compositional mastery is exemplified by the six ‘Prussian’ Sonatas of 1742, works of great expression and stylistic interest. His desire to explore ‘musical speech’ was accompanied by bold contrasts, tremendous dynamism, and acute sensitivity for the shaping of slow movements. These reveal his inventive, forward-thinking harmonies that both acknowledge the past but also strike out in vivid new directions.

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

  Keyboard Sonata in F Major, Wq. 48/1, H. 24, "Prussian Sonata No. 1"
1.   I. Poco allegro 00:05:38
2.   II. Andante 00:03:04
3.   III. Vivace 00:02:57
  Keyboard Sonata in B-Flat Major, Wq. 48/2, H. 25, "Prussian Sonata No. 2"
4.   I. Vivace 00:06:09
5.   II. Adagio 00:03:26
6.   III. Allegro assai 00:03:08
  Keyboard Sonata in E Major, Wq. 48/3, H. 26, "Prussian Sonata No. 3"
7.   I. Poco allegro 00:04:26
8.   II. Adagio 00:03:53
9.   III. Presto 00:03:21
  Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Wq. 48/4, H. 27, "Prussian Sonata No. 4"
10.   I. Allegro 00:05:15
11.   II. Adagio 00:04:39
12.   III. Presto 00:02:51
  Keyboard Sonata in C Major, Wq. 48/5, H. 28, "Prussian Sonata No. 5"
13.   I. Poco allegro 00:06:00
14.   II. Andante 00:04:36
15.   III. Allegro assai 00:03:10
  Keyboard Sonata in A Major, Wq. 48/6, H. 29, "Prussian Sonata No. 6"
16.   I. Allegro 00:05:21
17.   II. Adagio 00:04:42
18.   III. Allegro 00:05:23

Total Playing Time: 01:17:59

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Alexander-Max, Susan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.572674

Barcode: 747313267477

Physical Release: 07/2012

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