CPE Bach: Hamburg Symphonies
Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Hartmut Haenchen
This release presents the 4 symphonies that Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote during his stay in Hamburg. In these large‐scale works the string section is extended with 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 horns and bassoon, instruments which are treated as quasi soloists, so that one can almost speak of a Sinfonia Concertante.
The musical language is clearly 'Sturm und Drang', full of vehement dynamics and changes of sentiment, the fingerprint of this most famous son of Johann Sebastian.
Bach, C P E: Hamburg Symphonies (6) for Strings, Wq. 182 (H657-662)
Bach, C P E: Symphony in D major, Wq. 183/1 (H663)
Bach, C P E: Symphony in E flat major, Wq. 183/2 (H664)
Bach, C P E: Symphony in F major, Wq. 183/3 (H665)
Bach, C P E: Symphony in G major, Wq. 183/4 (H666)