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C.P.E. : a listener's guide to the other Bach / David Hurwitz.

Author/creator Hurwitz, David, 1961- author.
Format Audio (CD), Book, Print, Musical Sound Recording, and Electronic
Publication Info Milwaukee, WI : Amadeus Press, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, [2016]
Descriptionxv, 214 pages ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (76 min).
Subject(s)
Variant title Carl Philipp Emanuel
Series Unlocking the masters series ; 28
Unlocking the masters series ; no. 28. ^A590063
Contents Introduction. Navigating through C.P.E. Bach -- Getting started. Introducing the other Bach ; Listening to C.P.E. -- Orchestral music. The Concertos: all fifty-two of them ; Sonatinas for keyboard(s) and orchestra (1762-64) ; Bach's eighteen symphonies ; A vocal interlude -- Solo instrumental and chamber music. Keyboard music ; Chamber music ; Parting thoughts -- Further reading and discography.
Abstract Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) has to be the most rewarding, expressive, and entertaining of all the composers whose work fell into obscurity in the years following his death. He was overshadowed both by the rediscovery of his father, Johann Sebastian, and by the rise of the classical composers Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven in Vienna. In his lifetime, however, he was considered "the great Bach" a musician of astonishing originality and a true original genius. His contemporaries were right. Because modern editions of C. P. E. Bach's music were few and far between, it has been difficult for performers and record collectors to assess and enjoy his achievement, but over the past two decades the situation has begun to improve. His output was vast: 52 keyboard concertos, a dozen and a half symphonies, hundreds of keyboard sonatas and character pieces, and a wealth of songs, choral music, and chamber works. Accompanied by a full-length Hänssler Classic CD of the composer's finest and most representative works, this survey offers a comprehensive overview of this magnificent, all-but-unknown body of music and makes the case for regarding C. P. E. as a true classic.
Local noteJOYNER MUSIC LIBRARY BOOK ACCOMPANIED BY SOUND RECORDING LOCATED AT CALL NUMBER : MusicLib CD-29664.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and discography.
LCCN 2016010122
ISBN9781574674675 (paperback)
ISBN1574674676
UPC 888680027018
Publisher numberHL00137301 Hal Leonard

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