They called him Great Bach in his time and forgot about him for the next two centuries.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, is, for most of us, an unopened book without title-page, index or much in the way of biographical information. I have been listening here and there to concert performances and record releases – notably to Mahan Esfahani’s remarkable debut disc – but have been struggling to find a key to the heart and soul of this important contributor to European civilisation.
Now I’ve found one. It’s my Album of the Week on sinfinimusic. Click here.