|C.p.e. Bach: The Keyboard Concertos / Staier|
Label: harmonia mundi Catalog: 902083/84 Format: CD
Andreas Staier, harpsichord; Freiburger Barockorchester; Petra Müllejans, conductor
The Keyboard Concertos Wq 43, 1-6
Per il cembalo concertato WQ43
Gramophone Awards Winner 2011 - Baroque Instrumental
Gramophone Editor's Choice - June 2011
C.P.E. Bach, "the serious humorist"
The "Sei concerti per il cembalo concertato" were the outcome of a period of intensive work between 1770 and 1772, shortly after Carl Philipp Emanuel arrived in Hamburg. Introducing one of his most exciting recording ventures, Andreas Staier explains the incredible diversity in unity of these works "whose arrangement is not linear, but concentric... One has the impression that Bach wanted to set a series of musical riddles which constantly force the audience to take a critical distance from its own listening." And the result is quite simply fascinating!