We cannot play them like, for instance, early Haydn sonatas; we should rather abide by the directions of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
, who claimed that when a musician aims to move the listeners, he must first experience the emotions himself.
A true son of the age of reason who missed experiencing only the first and last decades of the eighteenth century, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(1714-1788) belongs among the very few among his contemporaries who consciously and quite regularly demonstrated clear historical awareness regarding the music of their own time as well as that of earlier periods.
Wolfram Ensslin and Tobias Rimek ('Der Choral bei Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
und das Problem der Zuschreibung') discuss a strangely neglected area of Bach scholarship: his use of the chorale.
The most famous member of Frederick the Great's musical establishment was undoubtedly Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
, second son of the mighty Johann Sebastian, and court harpsichordist in the King's orchestra.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
, Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments (1753)
In the course of the first three decades of the twentieth century, Oscar Sonneck and Carl Engel assembled for the Music Division in the Library of Congress a major collection of manuscripts and early printed editions of the music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
In January 2000, The Packard Humanities Institute, in cooperation with the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, the Sachsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, and Harvard University, established offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a new critical edition of the works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
The empfindsamer Stil (literally the "sensitive style"), distinguished above all for seriousness, intimacy, profundity and melancholy, was brought to its high point by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(his fantasia without bar lines is a textbook example).
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
and Franz Benda, both employed by Frederick the Great in Potsdam, were desperately trying to break away from what had become a baroque strait-jacket of musical uniformity, creating instead sound-worlds which, in the words of Pavlo Beznosiuk, genial director of the AAM, promised us a "rather frenetic evening of avant-garde music - for the 1760s".
Rachel Wade, The Keyboard Concertos of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
, Studies in Musicology, 48 (Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press, 1981), 46.
CPE BACH Sonatas (Metronome): Turbulently transitional, composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
stands at the cross-roads between the learned but convoluted 'old world' as represented by the music of his great father, Johann Sebastian, and the more obviously sentimental, lyrical world to be created by composers such as Haydn, Mozart and even the young Beethoven.
Eugene Helm designated in his thematic catalog as "occasional" and "major" (Thematic Catalogue of the Works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
[New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989], 175-230).
2) Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
famously self-published some of his works and financed the venture through subscription.
Thomas church, in reference to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
She played, sang, and composed at court in Bayreuth and then at Esterhazy, and whs influenced strongly by Franz Joseph Haydn and also, arguably, by the emotional and expressive style of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach