Andreas Staier records CPE Bach’s first six keyboard concertos for Harmonia Mundi
Harpsichordist Andreas Staier
has recorded CPE Bach’s Sei
concerti per il cembalo concertato for Harmonia Mundi.
The six works were composed during a period of intensive productivity between 1770 and
1772, shortly after Bach arrived in Hamburg. In his note for the recording, Andreas Staier explains the attraction of a set whose incredible diversity is framed and contained by a surprising unity of attitude and expression, one “whose arrangement is not linear, but concentric. One has the impression that Bach wanted to set a series of musical riddles which constantly force the audience to take a critical distance from its own listening.”
Staier is accompanied by the Freiburger Barockorchester, conducted
by Petra Müllejans.
The double-disc Sei concerti per il cembalo concertato will be released at a special price in the United States on April 12.