Potsdam Academy Archive

C.P.E. BACH: Flute Concertos – Emmanuel Pahud, flute/ Kammerakademie Potsdam/ Trevor Pinnock – Warner Classics

C.P.E. BACH: Flute Concertos – Emmanuel Pahud, flute/ Kammerakademie Potsdam/ Trevor Pinnock – Warner Classics

C.P.E. BACH: Flute Concertos – Emmanuel Pahud, flute/ Kammerakademie Potsdam/ Trevor Pinnock – Warner Classics 27679, 66:44 (11/4/16) ****: Three exceptionally lively concertos demonstrating flute virtuosity. In a previous release, Emmanuel Pahud and the Potsdam Academy gave us an overview of the musical activities at the Court of Frederick the Great, especially as they celebrated the King’s predilection for the flute. We heard a creditable composition from the King himself as well as pieces by the court favorite, Johann Quantz. Somewhat incongruously, Bach senior was represented; He was a one time guest from the provinces and another era. His son, C.P.E. Bach, however, is the name most closely associated with this moment in musical history, and it is with his work that the present CD is concerned. In the liner notes, it seems like Emmanuel Pahud is interested in nudging Bach out of the Rococo and over to the left.  Pahud writes: “He combines the world of the court with that of the people — and does this by fleeing from both realities and inventing a new and different world. He serves neither the powdered wigs not the struggling multitudes, but creates new, musical visions.” The playing of Pahud and […]