CARL FRIEDRICH ABEL (1723-1787): Cello Sonatas in G and in A (sonata in A w/Marc Van Scheeuwijck [bass violin]), JOHANN CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH BACH (1732-1795): Cello Sonata in A, JOHANN PHILIPP KIRNBERGER (1721-1783): Cello Sonata in C, CARL HEINRICH GRAUN (1704-1759): Cello Sonata in C, FRANZ BENDA (1709-1786): Progressive Exercise No. 25, Caprice No. 16, CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH (1714-1788): Keyboard Sonata in G, Wq 62/19.
Catalogue Number: 05Q023
Description: These sonatas by composers based in Berlin are performed on the rarely-heard five-string cello (which Bach required for the sixth of his cello suites) which the performer here argues is much more effective in executing passages in high registers, thus enabling application of greater color in interpreting the prevailing Empfindsam stil of fleeting and instantaneous displays of emotion. Excellent notes and beautiful sounds, not just from the cello but from the copy of a 1749 Silbermann fortepiano. Elinor Frey (five-string cello), Lorenzo Ghielmi (Silbermann fortepiano).