Jean-Guihen Queyras – C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (2018) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Jean-Guihen Queyras – C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concertos (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 52:59 minutes | 548 MB | Genre: Classical
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After two albums which met with unanimous critical acclaim all over the world, the Resonanz Ensemble, based in Hamburg, is offering a recording dedicated to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: the Cello Concertos wq. 170 and Wq. 172, respectively from 1750 and 1753, and the Symphonie Wq. 173 of 1741. The listener will immediately note the radical difference in language between the two concertos, written after the death of Bach Senior, and the Symphony, written while he was still alive: the concertos keep their eyes firmly fixed on the nascent classical era, including the “Sturm und Drang” which still lay ahead (in this regard, the Concerto in A Minorwhich opens the album, full of force and melodic power, is an excellent example), whereas the Symphony takes the final throes of baroque as its point of departure. Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Resonanz Ensemble offer a crystal-clear reading, conducted by their new musical director in residence, violinist Riccardo Minasi: and coolly resist the vogue – which can be quite intrusive, or even dictatorial or exclusive – for period instruments, which seems to hold that any music before Mozart (and even sometimes Mozart too) may not be played on modern instruments. Queyras, Resonanz and Minasi are all able to make use of stylistic elements gleaned from the fashion for baroque. This is a very fine album, superbly played, which really brings out all the originality of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

Tracklist:
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
1. Cello Concerto in A Minor, Wq.170: I. Allegro assai
2. Cello Concerto in A Minor, Wq.170: II. Andante
3. Cello Concerto in A Minor, Wq.170: III. Allegro assai
4. Symphony in G Major, Wq.171: I. Allegro assai
5. Symphony in G Major, Wq.171: II. Andante
6. Symphony in G Major, Wq.171: III. Allegretto
7. Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq.172: I. Allegro
8. Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq.172: II. Largo maestoso
9. Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq.172: III. Allegro assai

Personnel:
Ensemble Resonanz
Riccardo Minasi, conductor
Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello

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