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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #180 on: March 01, 2017, 05:46:21 PM »
I agree with you. It took me a disc or two to get used to the sound and style of CPE, but once I did, I could hardly put them down. I listened to them one after another, and never really found myself tired or 'needing a change'. Great set.

Ohhh, this looks interesting.

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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #181 on: March 01, 2017, 05:56:49 PM »

Classical CD Of The Week: C-P-Eppreciation! Or: The Rescue For Bach Junior

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jenslaurson/2017/03/01/classical-cd-of-the-week-c-p-eppreciation-or-the-rescue-for-bach-junior/


Thanks again, Jens. Can you (or someone else) please tell me the width of this set when it sits on the shelf? (Perhaps a weird question, but shelf space is limited in my apartment.) 
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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #182 on: March 01, 2017, 07:11:37 PM »
Thanks again, Jens. Can you (or someone else) please tell me the width of this set when it sits on the shelf? (Perhaps a weird question, but shelf space is limited in my apartment.) 
2 and 5/8 inches (roughly). :)
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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #183 on: March 01, 2017, 07:40:46 PM »
2 and 5/8 inches (roughly). :)
Yes, very tidy package.

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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #184 on: March 02, 2017, 01:59:02 AM »
Thanks again, Jens. Can you (or someone else) please tell me the width of this set when it sits on the shelf? (Perhaps a weird question, but shelf space is limited in my apartment.)

67mm
I hear you.  ;D No wider than those 23 CDs would be, stacked against each other in sleeves + booklet.

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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #185 on: March 06, 2017, 05:48:58 PM »
of the three recordings I have, this is my favorite. It seems forgotten after Spanyi and Staier. That's too bad. I have to be a little curious about the nuts and bolts of what Spanyi was working with all these years. I have all of the Spanyi and admire it. There's gold in there! But, would it be imprudent to ask if his work, at times, lacks in quality for what it gives us in definitvve quantity? I like Spanyi's individual choices. Will we ever get so much tangent piano? Yet, comparing to Barokorkestra and Melante...I don't know the history of Melante, but they're surprisingly convincing even next to the Staier. Plus, I can hear what Van Asperen is doing! And let's face it, next to Staier, he's no slouch! I wonder, are there any other recordings of the concertos, not these six, but others found in Spanyi, that might be lurking around?

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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #186 on: March 06, 2017, 06:24:21 PM »
of the three recordings I have, this is my favorite. It seems forgotten after Spanyi and Staier. That's too bad. I have to be a little curious about the nuts and bolts of what Spanyi was working with all these years. I have all of the Spanyi and admire it. There's gold in there! But, would it be imprudent to ask if his work, at times, lacks in quality for what it gives us in definitvve quantity? I like Spanyi's individual choices. Will we ever get so much tangent piano? Yet, comparing to Barokorkestra and Melante...I don't know the history of Melante, but they're surprisingly convincing even next to the Staier. Plus, I can hear what Van Asperen is doing! And let's face it, next to Staier, he's no slouch! I wonder, are there any other recordings of the concertos, not these six, but others found in Spanyi, that might be lurking around?

Good question. Like you, I have been somewhat overwhelmed with CPE in the last 5 or 6 years, they tend to get forgotten in dark corners of my collection. I do, however, have and much enjoy the disk you have pictured here. It makes me want to dig around and see what I have lurking back there. I rarely turn down a CPE disk so there's no telling.  :)

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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #187 on: March 06, 2017, 06:41:32 PM »
Good question. Like you, I have been somewhat overwhelmed with CPE in the last 5 or 6 years, they tend to get forgotten in dark corners of my collection. I do, however, have and much enjoy the disk you have pictured here. It makes me want to dig around and see what I have lurking back there. I rarely turn down a CPE disk so there's no telling.  :)

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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #188 on: March 06, 2017, 06:59:15 PM »



I feel like plugging more stuff. These two disks are really good. One particularly astonishing track is the Arioso with an achingly sensitive performance by Butterfield backed by Cummings on clavichord. This is really something. Meanwhile Beyer and Stern turn in a sparkling performance with Stern employing fortepiano.
 
Here's another keeper - featuring the high quality of both performers and composer:
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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #189 on: March 06, 2017, 07:23:18 PM »


I feel like plugging more stuff. These two disks are really good. One particularly astonishing track is the Arioso with an achingly sensitive performance by Butterfield backed by Cummings on clavichord. This is really something. Meanwhile Beyer and Stern turn in a sparkling performance with Stern employing fortepiano. 
Here's another keeper - featuring the high quality of both performers and composer:

I have the parrot one on ZigZag, it is excellent. When I got it, I was even surprised to discover he wrote any accompanied sonatas. I have the clavichord one in my wish list, wonder why I never pulled the trigger on it: Butterfield is one of my favorite fiddlers (Revolutionary Drawing Room). The other one I've never even seen, but I will say this, the 3 or 4 Winter & Winter disks I have are among the most outstanding SQ of all my disks, and excellent playing every time, so I wouldn't hesitate to take a flyer on it. Particularly since you rec it.  :)

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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #190 on: March 06, 2017, 08:14:54 PM »
I have the parrot one on ZigZag, it is excellent. When I got it, I was even surprised to discover he wrote any accompanied sonatas. I have the clavichord one in my wish list, wonder why I never pulled the trigger on it: Butterfield is one of my favorite fiddlers (Revolutionary Drawing Room). The other one I've never even seen, but I will say this, the 3 or 4 Winter & Winter disks I have are among the most outstanding SQ of all my disks, and excellent playing every time, so I wouldn't hesitate to take a flyer on it. Particularly since you rec it.  :)

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I'm really interested to know what you think of the Arioso. I haven't heard anything quite like it. It's really unique. It reminds me how they say this sort of music is the beginning of romanticism.

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Re: CPE Bach (Carl Philipp Emanuel)
« Reply #191 on: March 06, 2017, 11:44:37 PM »
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The other one I've never even seen, but I will say this, the 3 or 4 Winter & Winter disks I have are among the most outstanding SQ of all my disks, and excellent playing every time, so I wouldn't hesitate to take a flyer on it. Particularly since you rec it.  :)

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That's a winner...Gurn, I'm surprised thst you missed that one!  :D
But you needn't hesitate - as you suspected it's really superb

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