Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Sinfonias for Strings Wq 182 # 1 - 6 - Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - 1979, 2015 (SACD-R, ISO)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Sinfonias for Strings Wq 182 # 1 – 6 – Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert – 1979, 2015 (SACD-R, ISO)

Composer: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Orchestra: The English Concert
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 SACD-R
Format: ISO
Bit Depth: 64(2.8 MHz/1 Bit)
Number of channels: 5.0, 2.0
Label: Deutsche Grammophon / Pentatone
Size: 2.75 GB
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Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sinfonias for Strings Wq 182 Nos. 1 – 6

Sinfonia No. 1 in G major

01. Allegro di molto 3.41
02. Poco adagio 4.03
03. Presto 3.49

Sinfonia No. 2 in B flat major

04. Allegro di molto 3.20
05. Poco adagio 3.38
06. Presto 5.04

Sinfonia No. 3 in C major

07. Allegro assai 2.42
08. Adagio 3.18
09. Allegretto 3.35

Sinfonia No. 4 in A major

10. Allegro, ma non troppo 4.23
11. Largo ed innocentemente 3.28
12. Allegro assai 4.02

Sinfonia No. 5 in B minor

13. Allegretto 4.17
14. Larghetto 2.37
15. Presto 3.49

Sinfonia No. 6 in E major

16. Allegro di molto 2.25
17. Poco andante 3.08
18. Allegro spirituoso 3.12

2015 Pentatone Remastered Classics
Released on 01-10-2015 , PTC 5186210
Original Quadrophonic Recording
DSD Remastered

“Seldom has a musical composition of a more exalted, saucy, and humorous character poured forth from such an ingenious soul.” This is what the Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung reported following a private performance of the works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. We should not forget that while we now consider Johann Sebastian Bach as one of the greatest musical geniuses, even during his lifetime the name “Bach” was principally associated with his second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel.

From the total of 19 Symphonies that C.P.E. Bach wrote, six are released on this album. These six String Symphonies, commissioned in 1773 by Bach’s patron Gottfried van Swieten, perfectly represent the late 18th century Sturm und Drang movement in music. They are performed by world renowned harpsichordist and conductor Trevor Pinnock and “his” (The) English Concert, the orchestra he founded in 1972 and led for the next thirty years, and with which he pioneered performance on historical instruments.

The recording was made at the Henry Wood Hall in London in October 1979 and will now be added to PENTATONE’s revealing REMASTERED CLASSICS Series. This SACD will give the listener a chance to enjoy in full detail the ground-breaking work of Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert.

AllMusic.com Review on earlier DG CD release of this recording:

By James Leonard:

Composed in the Strum und Drang decade of the 1770s, C.P.E. Bach’s String Symphonies (6) are every bit as good as the best symphonies of the time, and that includes Kraus, Dittersdorf, both of Haydn’s, and a young Mozart. With strong themes, sensitive melodies, and startling harmonies set in unconventional structures, Bach’s String Symphonies absolutely deserve a place in Haydn’s Sturm und Drang symphonies as the most brilliant works of the classical period. Unfortunately, there have been few performances and fewer recordings of the works and most of the few recordings have been dim, dour, and not at all convincing. Not so on Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert’s superlative 1979 recordings of Bach’s String Symphonies, which are more than completely convincing. The Concert’s playing is bright, robust, and surpassingly sweet with a wonderfully rich tone. Pinnock’s conducting is muscular, insightful, and deeply expressive. Archiv’s recording is clear, rich, and warm. Taken together, they easily present the most compelling performances of Bach’s String Symphonies ever recorded

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