Saturday, August 15, 2009

Bach WF - Instrumental Music - Tafelmusik, Lamon (FLAC)






Bach WF - Instrumental Music - Tafelmusik, Lamon (FLAC)
Baroque | Eac, flac, cue | log, covers | 1 CD, 334 MB
May 20, 1997
| Sony | FileFactory


This disc goes a long way to support the idea that Wilhelm Friedemann, despite his personal problems, was the most talented composer of Bach's sons. Indeed, the Suite in G minor included here was long considered to be the work of Sebastian. All of the music performed here has a vitality and craftsmanship that is very appealing.

The opening Sinfonia in D has a sound very reminiscent of the Dresden school, and is optimistic and slightly quirky. The highlight for me is the Sinfonia in D minor for two flutes, strings and continuo.

It starts with a very slow langorous adagio which employs striking dissonances between the flutes and moves into a fugue of tremendous contrapuntal rigor. Here is where the musical genuis of Wilhelm is most evident as this fugue shows him to be a very good pupil of his father, except that it is made all the more interesting by some shocking harmonic side-steps. The music of Wilhelm Friedemann has never been very well recorded, and this appears to be one of the best programs available. Tafelmusik play flawlessly with great passion and verve.

Cd content

# Sinfonia in D major (used as prelude to cantata "Dies ist der Tag"), F. 64 (BR C8)
Composed by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Charlotte Nediger

# Sinfonia in D minor ("Adagio and Fugue"), F. 65 (BR C7)
Composed by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Charlotte Nediger

# Overture (Suite) for strings & continuo in G minor "No. 5" (doubtful), BWV 1070
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Charlotte Nediger

# Harpsichord Concerto in D major, F. 41 (BR C9)
Composed by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Charlotte Nediger

# Sinfonia for strings in F major ("Dissonant"), F. 67 (BR C2)
Composed by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Charlotte Nediger


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