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CPE Bach: Symphonies - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Rebecca Miller (conductor)
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  1. Symphony for orchestra in D major (Orchester-sinfonien No. 1), H. 663, Wq. 183/1
  2. Symphony for strings & continuo in A major (Sei sinfonie No. 4), H. 660, Wq. 182/4
  3. Symphony for strings & continuo in B minor (Sei sinfonie No. 5), H. 661, Wq. 182/5
  4. Symphony for orchestra in F major (Orchester-sinfonien No. 3), H. 665, Wq. 183/3
  5. Symphony for 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings & continuo in E flat major, H. 654, Wq. 179
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The 20 symphonies of C.P.E. Bach have been performed fairly often, but to have an entire concert or recording (the present release, recorded live in London in 2014, represents both) devoted to a group of them is rare. The symphonies date both from the earlier part of Bach's career in Berlin and the later phase in Hamburg, where he composed works in an explicitly difficult style at the request of Baron van Swieten in Vienna, patron as well to both Haydn and Mozart. In fact, the earlier works are nearly as thorny, and hearing ...

CPE Bach: Symphonies 2015, Signum Classics

UPC: 635212039526

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