Music and Vision homepage 'Elgar and Chivalry' by Robert Anderson - available now from Elgar.org

CD Spotlight

Genuinely Offensive

Cameron Watson plays
C P E Bach and Beethoven -
heard by
ANDREW SCHARTMANN

'... nothing can save Watson from his erratic and ill-conceived interpretation of the music ...'

Cameron Watson - Ludwig van Beethoven and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. © 2013 MSR Classics

Cameron Watson's new disc of works by Beethoven and C P E Bach offers much more than the average recording. It presents us with a scholarly argument -- one that is deeply intuitive and persuasive: 'Beethoven's musical DNA is in the phylum of Bach and Haydn, not Mozart.' At its heart, Watson's project aims to 'expose this common DNA by juxtaposition.'

In the hands of a competent pianist, such a project could make for a profoundly spiritual experience...

Copyright © 23 September 2013 Andrew Schartmann,
Connecticut USA

-------

CAMERON WATSON - C P E BACH AND BEETHOVEN

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

MSR CLASSICS

PIANO MUSIC

 << Music & Vision home      Recent CD reviews       Dobrzynski >>

 

Classical Music Programme Notes for concerts and recordings, by Malcolm Miller