Jean-Guihen Queyras: CPE Bach Cello Concertos

June 3, 2018, 9:00 am

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Why should music before Mozart now be the sole preserve of period-instrument orchestras? For some years now, Ensemble Resonanz has challenged this idea, without ever neglecting the notion of the sheer pleasure to be derived from the concertos and symphonies of the great Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Like their guest soloist Jean-Guihen Queyras, all the musicians possess equal virtuosity in historically informed performance (with gut strings for the string sections) and on instruments with a ‘modern’ setup (metal strings, as here). This is the first disc on Harmonia Mundi to celebrate their collaboration with conductor Riccardo Minasi.