NEW CD WITH ORPHEUS BAROQUE STOCKHOLM
JS BACH - CPE BACH
The concert December 16 2018 is now released on CD.
Alba Records - ABCD 448 - Orpheus Baroque Stockholm
Orpheus Baroque Stockholm - Johannes Rostamo, cello - Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord - Elin Gabrielsson, violin
Can be ordered from Alba Records
Available for purchase at the box office Stockholm Concert Hall
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Sinfonia in e minor Wq 178
Johann Sebastian Keyboard Concerto No. 1
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Cello Concerto in a minor Wq 170
Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia to Part 2 from Cantata No. 76 "Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes"
In his time, Carl Philipp Emanuel was one of the foremost and best-known composers, far more famous and beloved than his father Johann Sebastian Bach. In his music, he expressed the aesthetic ideals that were captured in the expression Sturm und Drang – Storm and Longing. It was a counterbalance to the Enlightenment notions of rationality, empiricism and reason. Here, we encounter explosive music with abundant energy and quick changes, as well as melodic beauty and warmth.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was the most prominent of Johann Sebastian’s sons who composed music. At the same time, he broke away stylistically from his father’s Baroque music, which had the weight of counterpoint, becoming instead a representative of emotional rococo music.
This explosive cello concerto is a development of a piano piece which was transformed into a concerto for flute, and only then into a cello concerto. The middle movement, an expressive andante, is surrounded by two stormy movements in which the musicians occasionally pause as if to gather renewed strength, only to head back out onto the open seas once again.
Produced and Engineered by
Håkan Ekman, Hans Kipfer
"Orfeus and the Bach´s" oil on canvas