C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (CD)

Harmonia Mundi
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SKU:
HMM902331
Artist:
Jean-Guihen Queyras, Ensemble Resonanz, Riccardo Minasi

Why should music ‘before Mozart’ now be the sole preserve of period-instrument orchestras? For some years now, Ensemble Resonanz has challenged this idea, without ever neglecting the notion of the sheer pleasure to be derived from the concertos and symphonies of the great C. P. E. Bach. Like their guest soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras, all the musicians master both styles of playing (on metal or gut strings) with dazzling virtuosity. This is the first disc on harmonia mundi to celebrate their collaboration with maestro Riccardo Minasi.

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Reviews:

Sunday Times

"Queyras relishes this craggy landscape, his phrasing beautifully articulated, his sound mellow. The Hamburg-based Resonanz, who offer a performance both scintillating and elegant of a brief G major symphony, are equally impressive."

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Tracklisting:

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH (1714-1788) 

Concerto for violoncello, strings and basso continuo H. 432 (Wq 170) in A minor
1 I. Allegro assai
2 II. Andante
3 III. Allegro assai

Symphony H. 648 (Wq 173) in G major
4 I. Allegro assai 
5 II. Andante 
6 III. Allegretto 

Concerto for violoncello, strings and basso continuo H. 439 (Wq 172) in A major 
7 I. Allegro
8 II. Largo maestoso
9 III. Allegro assai