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BACH, W.F.: Keyboard Works, Vol. 4 - Keyboard Sonatas, Fk. 1b, 3 and 202 / Concerto for 2 Harpsichords, Fk. 10 (J. Brown, Baird)

Composer(s):Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann
Artist(s) Baird, Barbara, harpsichord • Brown, Julia, harpsichord
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumental
Catalogue 8.573027
Label Naxos
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Wilhelm Friedmann Bach was significant in developing the relatively new keyboard sonata form between the baroque and classical periods. Combining stylistic elements from his father’s generation and his own, the ambitious Sonata in D major was admired as “the most significant before Beethoven”. The scale of the substantial Sonata in F for two keyboard instruments, one of WF Bach’s best-known compositions, is such that it is sometimes referred to as a Concerto. Julia Brown’s recordings give WF Bach’s keyboard works “a liberty and sense of fun and engagement that make the music come alive” (Classical Net on Vol 3, Naxos 8.572814).


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Review By alte-musik-forum.de,February 2015

Wie soll man diese Darbietung eines der schönsten Stücke der Literatur für zwei Cembali, Wilhelm Friedemann Bachs Concerto a duoi cembali concertati BR WFB A 12 beschreiben? Bei mir hinterlässt sie sehr gemischte Gefühle: die repetierten Noten in den linken Händen im ersten Satz, die man ob der Melodien darüber sonst kaum zur Kenntnis nimmt, wirken bei den Amerikanerinnen seltsam vordringlich und fast schon betulich gleichmäßig betont, geben der Musik einen etwas zopfigen Geschmack. In den dialogischen quasi ritornellartigen Zwischenspielen verwenden sie reichlich ritardandos und vermeintlich verspielte Verzierungen. Der Andante bezeichnete zweite Satz geht geradeaus voran, wirkt trotz gleichen Tempos wie in anderen

Der Klang ihres Cembalos ist direkt und klar—im direkten Vergleich der beiden Instrumente in der Sonate für Cembali, in der Barbara Baird einen Mietke-Nachbau spielt, muss man zu dem Schluss kommen, dass Julia Browns Cembalo von Richard Kingston wohl ein franko-flämisches Modell ist—Mrs. Bairds etwas kernigerer und grundtönigerer Klang passt deutlich besser.

Partiell also etwas besser wimore....
BACH, W.F.: Keyboard Works, Vol. 4 - Keyboard Sonatas, Fk. 1b, 3 and 202 / Concerto for 2 Harpsichords, Fk. 10 (J. Brown, Baird)
Review By Salustio Alvarado,Ritmo,November 2013

Con su habitual parsimonia, el sello Naxos prosigue su (esperemos) integral de la obra para teclado de Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710–1784) con esta cuarta entrega, que empieza con una de las obras más conocidas del autor: el Concierto en fa mayor para dos clavicémbalos F10, a la que siguen tres de sus Sonatas, las F1b en do mayor, F202 en fa mayor y F3 en re mayor. Curiosamente esta última ya figura en el primer volumen de esta colección (Naxos 8.557966) pero interpretada al pianoforte. En esta ocasión nos parece mucho más acertada por razones estilísticas e históricas la elección del clavicémbalo. Julia Brown, en dicha célebre Sonata, se recrea en la suerte, con

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Review By Mark Sealey,Classical Net,June 2013

The playing of both Brown and Baird is full of life and attack, humor and confidence: listen to the muscularly-arpeggiated runs in the presto[tr.3] of that F Major work (F 10), for example. It’s not exactly carefree extrovert expression because it leaves room for the listener’s response. It’s inviting and even mildly quizzical. Yet authoritative in just that way that we need it to be. On the other hand, when depth of feeling, reflection and tarrying are required, as in the gorgeous adagio of the D Major (F 3 [tr 11]), Brown is able to bring to bear an attentiveness, closeness and affection for the music which really makes one stop and think.

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