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
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“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.