Bach's Sons - and a Cousin
1/5. The Eldest Son: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
'Friedemann's gifts remain evident in an outpouring of rich melody, a harmonic palette more varied and more daring than that of most of his contemporaries - and above all a highly personal style of musical expression,' according to Eugene Helm. Donald Macleod investigates.
Sinfonia in D, F64
Sonata in F, F10
Andreas Staier and Robert Hill (harpsichords)
Cantata, Erzittert und fallet (opening chorus)
Stuttgart Collegium Musicum
Helmuth Rilling (conductor)
Duo for two flutes in E minor, F54
Ashley Solomon and Andrew Crawford (flutes)
Polonaise in D minor, F19
Harald Hoeren (fortepiano)
Donald Macleod investigates.