Concertos & Duets
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|Individual Works:||J.S. Bach:|
Concerto in C major for 2 harpsichords, BWV 1061
The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus 13 rectus, inversus, BWV 1080
W. H. Bach: Concerto for two keyboards, F10
C.P.E. Bach: Four Duets, Wq115
J.C. Bach: Duet in G major, op.15.
|Catalog Number:||440 649-2|
|Total Playing Time:||65:30|
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|Comments:||This is like an informal, intergenerational, evening at home with the Bachs. The pieces include all of the duets composed by all of the Bachs represented. As the notes indicate, the small number of duets in an family in which there was never any shortage of keyboards or accomplished musicians is striking. However, these few are gems. The clavichord pieces, by W.F. and C.P.E. are very subtle. Like the wonderful recordings made by Bernard Brauchli many years ago for the Titanic Late Renaissance Clavichord, vols 1 and 2) you have to listen with the sound turned way up --and still any serious ambient noise will interfere. But, that's what clavichords are like and the sweetness of their sound more than repays the need to listen carefully. The J.C. Bach duet is played on a Zumpe-style square piano "in which [Bach] seems to have had a commercial as well as a musical interest." |
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|Date First Submitted:||08/14/1996|
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