THE BACH SONS
Piano Concertos and Piano Pieces of
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Christian Bach,
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Kammerorchester Basel, Yuki Kasai, Lead
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 888837346320 - 2 CD Box
Release: 07.04.2014 (Switzerland & International)
Co-Production with SRF 2 Kultur (Swiss Radio)
Piano: Steinway & Sons D
Recording: April 16-18, 2013 | December 21-23, 2013
On the occasion of the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: A double album with piano music of the four Bach sons Carl Philipp Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christian and Johann Christoph Friedrich. CD1 consists of four piano concertos, the second CD showcases their solo piano works, including the famous "Empfindungen" (Feelings) by Carl Philipp Emanuel, an exemplary piece of the "Style Galant". See Siang Wong plays all music on a modern grand piano, opening up entirely new listening experiences to these compositions. The Basel Chamber Orchestra accompanies him in the piano concertos historically informed on original and replica period instruments.
Booklet and Liner Notes: English, German
Includes an Interview by Katharina Wolf:
"Bach's Sons: The Way to the "Style Galant"
"Bach's Söhne: vom Weg zum "Galanten Stil"