The Beethoven Reference Site Forums  

Go Back   The Beethoven Reference Site Forums > General > Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
Black Dog
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 8
Thumbs up CPE Bach

Hi, I was wondering if anyone here listened extensively to CPE Bach and could suggest some of his best works.

I own a six-CD set of "Classical Cello Concertos" from Brilliant, containing the Boccherini, Haydn, and CPE Bach concertos. When I first bought it, I thought Bach's first concerto (Wq. 170) was okay, but it didn't really inspire me to listen to his other two.

However, a couple weeks ago I finally listened to the third (Wq. 172), and it's absolutely incredible! I can't believe this is an obscure work, as it's probably the best cello concerto I've ever heard. All three movements are great, but I especially love the slow movement, which almost sounds like a cross between JS Bach and Shostakovich.

Since he appears to be an extremely prolific composer, I was wondering what the best works to start with were. I've borrowed a CD of his Wq. 183 symphonies from the library, but it's literally the only disk available in the county. Thanks!
Black Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 12:13 AM   #2
Sorrano
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posts: 4,376
His symphonies were stressed in my music history course. I quite like them.
Sorrano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2010, 08:40 AM   #3
Peter
Administrator
 
Peter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: UK
Posts: 9,576
The Wurttemburg and Prussian sonatas are essential CPE - the Wurttemburg are the more original whilst the Prussian influenced Haydn and Beethoven.
__________________
'Man know thyself'
Peter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2010, 02:09 AM   #4
Black Dog
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 8
Awesome! I'll be sure to check those out. I like the symphonies, too. The lack of a minuet takes some getting used to, but the symphonies I've heard are all quite original.
Black Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
c.p.e. bach, cpe bach, recommendations

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.