Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bach CPE - Cello Concertos Wq 170-172 - Truls Mork, Les Violons du Roy

 


 

 

 

 

Review:

Cellist Truls Mørk's profound sensitivity to musical style is again evident as he and Les Violons du Roy, under the direction of Bernard Labadie, bring modern instruments and 18th century sensibilities to the cello concertos of Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach (third son of Johann Sebastian) in performances that give us `the best of both worlds.' Truls Mørk is a cellist with a deep understanding of style -- Romantic, Modern, Classical or Baroque. This is proven by his Virgin Classics catalogue, which extends from J.S. Bach through Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorák, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, and Rachmaninov to Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Britten, and Dutilleux. The `empfindsamer stil,' or `sensitive style,'Bach CPE in 18th century music was exemplified by Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach (1714-1788). His music was venerated by Mozart, who proclaimed that "he is the father, we are the children." CPE Bach's musical expressivity and innovative approach to form exercised an important influence on both Haydn and Beethoven. Mørk, like the Québec-based ensemble Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Bernard Labadie, combines an acute awareness of 18th century practice with mastery of an instrument configured for the demands of modern music-making. These are performances that embody `the best of both worlds,' as do Mørk's recordings of the J.S. Bach Solo Cello Suites, released in 2005. 

 

flac, booklet    Thank you Thomas!

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