Friday, July 20, 2012

C.P.E. Bach: Complete Keyboard Music (BIS) on Spotify, and Radio Major/Minor Key Emanuel

 "A unique monument to one of the 18th century's most underrated composers." - Gramophone

"C.P.E. Bach was a marvelous composer, and it's rather amazing to consider that until BIS began this estimable series, the vast majority of his more than 60 keyboard concertos remained unknown. ...full of C.P.E. Bach's typical turbulence, Romantic sentiment, and surprising musical syntax. Miklós Spányi plays all of these works on a delightful-sounding tangent piano (a sort of cross between a harpsichord and a piano) with his customary verve and insightful musicianship. He's very well accompanied and recorded too." - David Hurwitz

Since 1995, The Hungarian early keyboard specialist Miklós Spányi has been engaged in recording all the keyboard works of C.P.E. Bach for BIS Records. The 25 volumes of solo keyboard music, and 18 volumes of keyboard concertos released so far, have recently become fully available on Spotify.

Get this collection in one Spotify playlist: C.P.E. Bach: Complete Keyboard Music (BIS) (571 tracks, total time: 50 hours) Ctrl (CMD) + G to browse in album view. Albums are sorted by volume number; concertos first and solo works second. New releases from this ongoing series will be added when they appear. Reviews and more info about the music can be found on AllMusic and BIS.

This playlist can generate at least two interesting Radio channels: Ctrl (CMD) + F and input minor or major into the filter bar, set the playlist on shuffle, double click it and start exploring this vast goldmine "by mood". Example here. Minor key Emanuel is always special.

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