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12 Variationen über die Folie d'Espagne, H263 Wq118/9
composer
1776

Recordings
'Bach (CPE): La Folia & other works' (CDH55232)
Bach (CPE): La Folia & other works
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'La Folia' (CDA67035)
La Folia
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Track 5 on CDA67035 [7'58]
Track 4 on CDH55232 [7'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

12 Variationen über die Folie d'Espagne, H263 Wq118/9
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Although much of his chamber music was published, C P E Bach’s fame depended more on his solo keyboard music and especially his instruction book on harpsichord-playing, Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen (‘Essay on the true art of playing the keyboard’), published in 1753. In many respects, the move to Hamburg caused a significant change in his output, and he concentrated particularly on church music. But he continued to write for the keyboard, especially for the clavichord, for which he produced music of a great emotional intensity. The dance La Folia was first noted two centuries earlier in Spain, and became popular in Italy earlier in the seventeenth century. Eighteenth-century composers knew it chiefly from Corelli’s variations for violin and continuo (Op 5 No 12), and its chord sequence became a frequent basis for similar treatment. Bach’s variations, written in 1776, are alternately expressive and virtuosic.

from notes by Clifford Bartlett © 1988

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Details for CDH55232 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-88-23904
Duration
7'58
Recording date
30 October 1986
Recording venue
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach (CPE): La Folia & other works (CDA66239)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: November 1988
    Deletion date: November 2004
    Superseded by CDH55232
  2. La Folia (CDA67035)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: February 1998
  3. Bach (CPE): La Folia & other works (CDH55232)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: March 2007
    Deletion date: March 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
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