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Miklós Spányi continues from the previous volume of this series by presenting keyboard sonatas composed in 1744, a year of great significance in C.P.E. Bach’s development as a composer.
Beside three sonatas from that year, the programme includes an earlier and a later work: the very substantial 1740 Sonata in G major, Wq65/12, and the Sonata in F major, Wq65/21 composed 1747. Many sonatas of this period are serious ‘grand’ sonatas intended for professional players.
Miklós Spányi performs these works on the clavichord – an instrument favoured by C.P.E. Bach himself, and for which Spányi has a particular affinity.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Keyboard Sonata in D major, Wq. 65/14, H. 42
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Keyboard Sonata in G major, Wq. 65/12, H. 23
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Keyboard Sonata in F minor, Wq. 62/6, H. 40
III. Presto spirituoso e staccato
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Keyboard Sonata in F major, Wq. 65/21, H. 52
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Keyboard Sonata in C major, Wq. 62/7, H. 41
I. Allegro assai
“Sonatas from the 1740s occupy Vol. 25 of Spanyi's immaculately considered companion series to his CPE Bach concerto cycle. The full-toned clavichord beguiles.”