Best of C.P.E. Bach
The Best Of C.P.E. Bach / Composer: Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach / Performer: Christine Schornsheim, Karl-Heinz Schroter, Manfred Pernutz, Eckart Haupt, Conductor: Didier Talpain, Hartmut Haenchen, Jörn Boysen, Jonathan Morton, Orchestra/Ensemble: Solamente Naturali, Musica Poetica, Scottish Ensemble, Number of Discs: 2 / Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. Recorded between 1985 and 2013. By now the 2014 Tri-Centenary of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, youngest son of Johann Sebastian, will have escaped few "Kenner und Liebhaber", and the substantial CPE Bach Edition on 30 CD's (BC94640) made a successful launch earlier this year. However, to cater for all tastes, Brilliant Classics issues this "CPE Bach Light", an enjoyable and digestible selection of his most innovative, brilliant, virtuosic, moving and entertaining works: concertos for cello, harpsichord, oboe, flute and organ, chamber music and highlights from the master's sacred vocal works. Excellent, mostly period instrument performances.