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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Wurttemberg Sonatas

Keith Jarrett

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Format: 2CD

Cat No: 4858495

Release Date:  30 June 2023

Label:  ECM New Series

Packaging Type:  Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  028948584956

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

Release Date:  09 February 2024

Label:  ECM New Series

Packaging Type:  Gate Fold Vinyl

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  028948591176

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    Keith Jarrett's account of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Wurttemberg Sonatas is a revelation.

    "I'd heard the sonatas played by harpsichordists, and felt there was room for a piano version," says Jarrett today. This outstanding recording, made in 1994 and previously unreleased, finds the pianist attuned to the expressive implications of the sonatas in every moment. The younger Bach's idiosyncrasies: the gentle playfulness of the music, the fondness for subtle and sudden tempo shifts, the extraordinary, rippling invention...all of this is wonderfully delivered.

    The fluidity of the whole performance has a quality that perhaps could be conveyed only by an artist of great improvisational skills. In Jarrett's hands, CPE's exploration of new compositional forms retains the freshness of discovery.

    Recorded at Keith Jarrett's Cavelight Studio in May 1994, the album includes liner notes by Paul Griffiths.

    Keith Jarrett: piano

    Press:

    "The inventiveness and unexpected twists and turns of the music emerge, especially in the minor-key slow movements of the Fourth and Fifth sonatas." - **** BBC Music Magazine

    "Dating from 1994 (and never issued before), Keith Jarrett, who recorded music by JS Bach around the same time, also turned his attention and brilliant playing to music by Carl Philip Emanuel, with wonderful results...In the intervening years other pianists have, too, [recorded on the piano] and it's no disrespect to them to say that Jarrett moves straight to the top of the list of interpreters on the instrument." - Gramophone

    "Lithe, intelligent performances...these sparkling, almost improvised-sounding sonatas chime with the pianist's own ingenuity and virtuosity. Paul Griffiths has provided an elegant booklet note." - The Guardian

    Description

    Keith Jarrett's account of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Wurttemberg Sonatas is a revelation.

    "I'd heard the sonatas played by harpsichordists, and felt there was room for a piano version," says Jarrett today. This outstanding recording, made in 1994 and previously unreleased, finds the pianist attuned to the expressive implications of the sonatas in every moment. The younger Bach's idiosyncrasies: the gentle playfulness of the music, the fondness for subtle and sudden tempo shifts, the extraordinary, rippling invention...all of this is wonderfully delivered.

    The fluidity of the whole performance has a quality that perhaps could be conveyed only by an artist of great improvisational skills. In Jarrett's hands, CPE's exploration of new compositional forms retains the freshness of discovery.

    Recorded at Keith Jarrett's Cavelight Studio in May 1994, the album includes liner notes by Paul Griffiths.

    Keith Jarrett: piano

    Press:

    "The inventiveness and unexpected twists and turns of the music emerge, especially in the minor-key slow movements of the Fourth and Fifth sonatas." - **** BBC Music Magazine

    "Dating from 1994 (and never issued before), Keith Jarrett, who recorded music by JS Bach around the same time, also turned his attention and brilliant playing to music by Carl Philip Emanuel, with wonderful results...In the intervening years other pianists have, too, [recorded on the piano] and it's no disrespect to them to say that Jarrett moves straight to the top of the list of interpreters on the instrument." - Gramophone

    "Lithe, intelligent performances...these sparkling, almost improvised-sounding sonatas chime with the pianist's own ingenuity and virtuosity. Paul Griffiths has provided an elegant booklet note." - The Guardian

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Sonata I in a minor, Moderato
      • 2. Andante
      • 3. Allegro assai
      • 4. Sonata II in A-flat major, Un poco allegro
      • 5. Adagio
      • 6. Allegro
      • 7. Sonata III in e minor, Allegro
      • 8. Adagio
      • 9. Vivace

      Disc 2

      • 1. Sonata IV in B-flat major , Un poco allegro
      • 2. Andante
      • 3. Allegro
      • 4. Sonata V in E-flat major, Allegro
      • 5. Adagio
      • 6. Allegro assai
      • 7. Sonata VI in b minor, Moderato
      • 8. Adagio non molto
      • 9. Allegro

    Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Sonata I in a minor, Moderato
      • 2. Andante
      • 3. Allegro assai
      • 4. Sonata II in A-flat major, Un poco allegro
      • 5. Adagio
      • 6. Allegro
      • 7. Sonata III in e minor, Allegro
      • 8. Adagio
      • 9. Vivace

      Disc 2

      • 1. Sonata IV in B-flat major , Un poco allegro
      • 2. Andante
      • 3. Allegro
      • 4. Sonata V in E-flat major, Allegro
      • 5. Adagio
      • 6. Allegro assai
      • 7. Sonata VI in b minor, Moderato
      • 8. Adagio non molto
      • 9. Allegro