Sonata Württemberg No. 2 in A Flat Major, Wq. 49/2, H. 31: III. Allegro
From Württemberg Sonatas – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (2015)
Released by Harmonia Mundi
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata Württemberg No. 2 in A Flat Major, Wq. 49/2, H. 31: III. Allegro
This reading is characterized by its temperament, and by Bruno Procopio’s willingness to remove the stitches from Bach’s works, those singular treasures of invention, by any means necessary. Bruno Procopio’s engagement and energy carry the entire edifice. He knows exactly how to characterize CPE Bach, a flamboyant man of the Enlightenment, learned but mischievous, a veritable archetype who prefigures Haydn and Mozart with the intelligence and the passion of his aural exploration. This is a superb recital from a harpsichordist who is also a fascinating conductor.