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Béatrice Martin, harpsichord 

C. P. E. Bach and the sensitive style

Works by C. P. E. Bach


The Württemburger Sonatas are a landmark in the history of keyboard writing, a worthy transition between J. S. Bach and Haydn, moving away from the Baroque tradition of the suite and reflecting the advanced ideas of C. P. E. Bach in form, structure and expression. On the other hand, Carl Philipp’s experimentation in the field of the keyboard fantasia allowed him to put into practice the claims he made in his Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen (1753) that the main objective of music is to reach the heart and feel its affects, as the Fantasia in F sharp minor H 30 demonstrates.

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