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New Collegium – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Empfindsam (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

New Collegium – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Empfindsam (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:05:30 minutes | 1,17 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Ramée

“Empfindsamer Stil” or “Empfindsamkeit” developed in Germany by the middle of the 18th century with the main goal of expressing emotions in order to move the spectator. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian’s second son, was the composer who best represented the style’s ideals. Christoph Friedrich Nicolai, a contemporary critic, aptly described the merit of C. P. E. Bach’s ingenious originality: “Anyone who would wish to see such a truly original composer as our Bach freely go his own way, untrammelled by custom or fashion, will find his heart’s desire in these splendid, unique symphonies”. These qualities probably explain why his symphonies kept being played up to modern days.

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New Collegium – Telemann: Chameleon (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

New Collegium – Telemann: Chameleon (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:13:39 minutes | 1,46 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Ramée

No eighteenth-century composer was so adept at so many musical styles as Georg Philipp Telemann. Telemann’s versatility and inventiveness kept his musical style avant-garde during his entire life. He was not only praised by his contemporaries but was highly respected by the next generation: his fame was immense. Thererfore New Collegium, one of the promising ensembles of the younger generation, has chosen for their first studio recording on the Ramée label to show Telemann the chameleon, the breadth of his musical palette. Some of the pieces will undoubtedly sound familiar; others, such as the Italianate Trio for violin and cello obbligato, or the pastoral Trio for two violins in scordatura, will surely be delightful, new surprises for many. Coming in and out of disguise with Telemann’s chameleonic notes we often find ourselves wondering: is this truly music by just one composer, not six?

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