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C P E Bach complete
solo piano music -
appreciated by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... Ana-Marija Markovina has the technique and sensitivity do it full justice.'

C P E Bach: Complete Works for Piano Solo - Ana-Marija Markovina. © 2014 Hänssler Classic

If there are 140 sonatas on these 26 CDs (I may have lost count), not to mention the innumerable other bits and pieces (C P E told Forkel in 1775 there were already 173 pieces), at least he gives us a good idea how to play them. His Éssay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments is good practical sense. His preferred instrument is the clavichord, but of course he is aware of later inventions: 'The more recent pianoforte, when it is sturdy and well built, has many fine qualities, although its touch must be carefully worked out, a task which is not without difficulties.' Certainly he never envisaged Ana-Marija Markovina's concert grand, which is presumably well-built, and the touch impeccable...

Copyright © 21 May 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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C P E BACH: COMPLETE WORKS FOR PIANO SOLO

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH

HAENSSLER CLASSIC

PIANO MUSIC

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