Concerto for violoncello, strings and basso continuo H. 432
(Wq 170) A minor
III. Allegro assai
From CPE Bach – Concertos for Cello & Symphony H. 648 (2018)
Released by Harmonia Mundi
C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for violoncello, strings and basso continuo H. 432 (Wq 170) A minor – III. Allegro assai
More than just a challenge to orthodoxy… Why should music ‘before Mozart’ now be the sole preserve of period-instrument orchestras? For some years now, Ensemble Resonanz has challenged this idea, without ever neglecting the notion of the sheer pleasure to be derived from the concertos and symphonies of the great C. P. E. Bach. Like their guest soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras, all the musicians possess equal virtuosity in ‘historically informed’ performance (with gut strings for the string sections) and on instruments with a ‘modern’ setup (metal strings, as here). This is the first disc on harmonia mundi to celebrate their collaboration with maestro Riccardo Minasi.