C.P.E. Bach / Cello Concerto in A minor, Wq. 170 (H. 432)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

Concerto for violoncello, strings, and basso continuo in A minor, Wq. 170 [H. 432] (c. 1750)

00:00 – Allegro assai
10:18 – Andante
18:11 – Allegro assai

Cello – Peter Bruns

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (2001)

“The Cello Concerto in A minor (Wq. 170) was written around 1750 and has survived in two other, slightly modified versions for flute (Wq. 166) and harpsichord (Wq. 26). Its impetuous opening movement, inflamed with the eccentric extravagance of a musical Sturm und Drang, disregards all calls for an evenly balanced symmetry.” – Roman Hinke

Painting: Night Piece (from Chateaubriand), Franz Ludwig Catel