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C P E Bach's
Spiritual Songs -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... the clavichord, wonderfully sensitive as it is, cannot stand up to a concert singer ...'

C P E Bach: Spiritual Songs. © 2014 Toccata Classics

I entirely agree with the tenor of this CD, Norbert Meyn, that a modern grand would have been wrong as accompanying instrument. Apparently in similar context Fischer-Dieskau had a 'Tangentflügel', which I have never seen or heard. My personal choice would have been a harpsichord. The still, small voice of the clavichord, wonderfully sensitive as it is, cannot stand up to a concert singer, however carefully controlled...

Copyright © 20 May 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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C P E BACH: SPIRITUAL SONGS

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH

TERENCE CHARLSTON

TOCCATA CLASSICS

VOCAL MUSIC

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