Easter time in Leipzig (creation)

With l’Ensemble Marguerite Louise, Cantates no 4,6,115.

Here is what Gilles Cantagrel wrote in the booklet for the Bach Arias disc, released in 2013 : ‘Bach lived at the happy time when new instruments coexisted with the old. Amongst the latter, the violoncello piccolo enjoyed fleeting fame in the early 18th century. It is thought to have been a smaller instrument than the standard cello, endowed with a fifth string in the upper register, allowing for rapid movements in that register, with lightness and delicacy of sound. Regardless, the musician expressly mentions its use in nine of his known cantatas, in which the instrument emphasizes a timbre both warm and delicate, appropriate for the expression of indulgence or confident tenderness, for example, that of the Christian for the Good Shepherd.’

Sinfonia No. 3 in C Major, Wq. 182/3 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
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  1. Sinfonia No. 3 in C Major, Wq. 182/3 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  2. Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 17 Allegro - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  3. Harpsichord Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 17 Un poco adagio - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  4. Piccolo Cello Sonata in D Major, Wq. 137 Allegro di molto - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  5. Sinfonia in E Minor, Wq. 178 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  6. Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 171 Allegro assai - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2
  7. Cello Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 171 Adagio - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 2