C. P. E. Bach: Keyboard Sonatas vol. 2

Driver, D. (2012) C. P. E. Bach: Keyboard Sonatas vol. 2. [Audio]

Abstract

Keyboard music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) performed by Danny Driver (piano): Sonata in F sharp minor H37 Wq52/4; Sonata in E major H39 Wq62/5; Sonata in C minor H121 Wq65/31; Sonata in A major H135 Wq65/32; Fantasie in F sharp minor H300 Wq67; Rondo in D minor H290 Wq61/4. Hyperion presents a second volume of CPE Bach’s startlingly original and inventive keyboard sonatas. This release spans the composer’s career, taking the listener from the highly expressive manner of his early works to his mastery of the Classical style—in which he still retains the distinctive characteristics, the fantastical changes of mood and tempo which both astounded and perplexed his contemporaries. Danny Driver proves a peerless guide to this fascinating music, performing with elegance and vigour.

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