CDs / DVDs, 16. November 2011
The vast corpus of music by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach remains only sporadically recorded and not really well understood, so the reissue by the Phoenix Edition label of these 1988 recordings from Capriccio is welcome. ... The Kammerorchester "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach" under Hartmut Haenchen gets the rough, abrupt quality in this music, which over the course of two CDs is absolutely never boring. Any of these works could appear on a standard orchestra program and set the crowd on its ear. Like the rest of Phoenix's series, this is worth seeking out for fans of the Classical period.