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Fantasia in C major, H291 Wq61/6

composer
1785/6

 
In volume VI of C P E Bach's collection of sonatas and rondos (1785/6) the hallmarks of a fully fledged pianistic style are evident, particularly in the emphatically pointed articulations and closely voiced chords of the C major fantasia (Wq61/6). The essentially vocal manner of the harpsichord has given way to a purely instrumental style of writing and to the evocation of an orchestral aural experience without necessarily referring to orchestral textures as such.

from notes by Mahan Esfahani © 2022

Dans le volume VI du recueil des sonates et rondos (1785/6) de C P E Bach, les caractéristiques d’un véritable style pianistique sont encore plus évidentes, en particulier dans les articulations clairement pointées et les accords aux intervalles étroits de la fantaisie en ut majeur (Wq61/6). La manière essentiellement vocale du clavecin a cédé la place à un style d’écriture purement instrumental et à l’évocation d’une expérience auditive orchestrale sans nécessairement s’adresser aux textures orchestrales en tant que telles.

extrait des notes rédigées par Mahan Esfahani © 2022
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Im VI. Band der C. Ph. E Bachs Sammlung von Sonaten und Rondos (1785/6) sind die Merkmale eines voll ausgebildeten pianistischen Stils noch deutlicher zu erkennen, vor allem in den nachdrücklich pointierten Artikulationen und engen Akkorden der C-Dur-Fantasie (Wq61/6). Die im Wesentlichen vokale Spielweise des Cembalos ist einem rein instrumentalen Kompositionsstil und der Darstellung eines orchestralen Klangerlebnisses gewichen, ohne dass dabei notwendigerweise auf orchestrale Texturen Bezug genommen wird.

aus dem Begleittext von Mahan Esfahani © 2022
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Bach (CPE): Sonatas & Rondos
CDA68381/2RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs Available Friday 7 January 2022

Details

Part 1: Presto di molto
Track 5 on CDA68381/2 CD1 [0'38] RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs Available Friday 7 January 2022
Part 2: Andante
Track 6 on CDA68381/2 CD1 [1'30] RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs Available Friday 7 January 2022
Part 3: Presto di molto
Track 7 on CDA68381/2 CD1 [0'40] RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs Available Friday 7 January 2022
Part 4: Larghetto sostenuto
Track 8 on CDA68381/2 CD1 [2'00] RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs Available Friday 7 January 2022
Part 5: Presto di molto
Track 9 on CDA68381/2 CD1 [1'19] RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs Available Friday 7 January 2022

Track-specific metadata for CDA68381/2 disc 1 track 5

Presto di molto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-21-38105
Duration
0'38
Recording date
25 January 2021
Recording venue
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Recording producer
Judith Sherman
Recording engineer
Judith Sherman
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach (CPE): Sonatas & Rondos (CDA68381/2)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: 7 January 2022
    RECORD OF THE MONTH 2CDs Available Friday 7 January 2022
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