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C.P.E Bach Sonatas
Colin Booth

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Extract from Sonata in B flat major Adagio | Track 14J S Bach
00:00 / 01:11
Extract from Sonata in E major Allegro | Track 10J S Bach
00:00 / 01:49

Description:

A selection of phenomenal early work by J. S. Bach’s second son, this was my first CD recording.
More direct and rhythmic than his later music, these are melodic, and full of drama and contrasting moods.

Track List:

  1. Sonata in B minor, W65_13  Poco Allegro

  2. Sonata in B minor, W65_13  Molto Adagio

  3. Sonata in B minor, W65_13  Allegro Molto

  4. Sonata in C major, W62_7  Allegro Assai

  5. Sonata in C major, W62_7  Andantino

  6. Sonata in C major, W62_7  Allegretto

  7. Sonata in F minor, W62_6  Allegro

  8. Sonata in F minor, W62_6  Andantino

  9. Sonata in F minor, W62_6  Presto

  10. Sonata in E major, W62_5  Allegro

  11. Sonata in E major, W62_5  Andantino

  12. Sonata in E major, W62_5  Vivace di Molto

  13. Sonata in B flat major, W65_2  Moderato

  14. Sonata in B flat major, W65_2  Adagio

  15. Sonata in B flat major, W65_2  Allegretto

Reviews:

Booth is a very fine performer – certainly in complete sympathy with C P E Bach’s style, consistently making the most of the music’s quixotic mood changes without losing a sense of coherence.

Continuo

The music is strongly appealing and always, to a greater or lesser extent, experimental…. In short, this recital is well worth becoming acquainted with, above all for the music but also for the sympathetic playing and the distinctive sound of the Mietke harpsichord.

Gramophone

The music is astonishing in its variety of gesture and invention… projected with panache, wit, and understanding, in Booth’s excellent performances.

Early Music