Bach C.P.E. – Oboenkonzerte & Sonaten – Alexei Utkin, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra (2005) [SACD to FLAC 24-88,2]

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Oboenkonzerte & Sonaten – Alexei Utkin, Hermitage Chamber Orchestra (2005)
FLAC (tracks) Stereo 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:02:18 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Classical
Source: SACD ISO | Item Number: CM 0112004 | Digital Booklet | © Caro Mitis
Recorded: 22–24.08.2004 “Manege” Hall of The Moscow Theatre “School of Dramatic Art”

When, at the end of the 18th century in Germany, they talked of the “great Bach”, it was usually not Johann Sebastian they had in mind, who was admired at the time by just a few connoisseurs, but his second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel in whose powerful talent Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven delighted and whose influence extended even to the early romantics: Weber, Hoffmann, Mendelssohn.

C.P.E. Bach, the second son of J.S., was better known than his father at the end of the 18th century in Germany. His over 1000 compositions including 50 keyboard concertos and many works featuring the oboe – which was considered by many the favorite musical instrument of the time. These four works with the oboe demonstrate the lighter, more melody-focused music of C.P.E. compared to the denser, more contrapuntal writing of his father. Greater emotional expression is another feature of Emanuel’s style – sometimes rising to seriously stormy levels. Only the Trio Sonata has four movements, the rest are in three. Utkin is a superb oboist and the performances are captured with an impeccable clarity and natural surround immersion. This is by the way still another fine Russian hi-res recording project, as are the Water Lily and the historic Mercury Living Presence reissues dating from the 60s. ~~ Reviews by John Sunier “Audiophile Audition”

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788)
Trio Sonata in D minor for Flute, Oboe and Basso Continuo BWV 1036
1 Adagio [3:08]
2 Allegro [2:05]
3 Largo [2:24]
4 Vivace [2:30]

Concerto in E-flat major for Oboe, Strings and Basso Continuo Wq.165
5 Allegro [6:08]
6 Adagio ma non troppo [6:46]
7 Allegro ma non troppo [5:39]

Sonata in G minor for Oboe and Harpsichord Wq.135
8 Allegro [4:16]
9 Adagio [2:50]
10 Allegro [4:50]Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Strings and Basso Continuo Wq.22
11 Allegro [7:39]
12 Un poco andante [6:22]
13 Allegro di molto [7:11]

Alexei Utkin oboe
Maria Chepurina flute
Ekaterina Dossina cello
Anna Karpenko harpsichord
Hermitage Chamber Orchestra
Pyotr Nikiforov 1 st violin
Ilya Norshtein 1 st violin
Maria Trishina 1 st violin
Anna Poletaeva 2 nd violin
Nadezhda Sergiyenko 2 nd violin
Aleksandr Fomenko 2 nd violin
Elena Melkumova viola
Zoya Nevolina viola
Olga Kazantseva cello
Michael Khokhlov double bass
Andrei Snegiryov bassoon