- Featured: C.P.E. Bach
- Release Date: 5/27/2014
C.P.E. Bach: Keyboard Symphonies / Andrea Chezzi / Composer: Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach / Performer: Andrea Chezzi / Number of Discs: 1. Andrea Chezzi is a solo harpsichordist and organist based in Parma, where he is titular organist for the Church of Santa Maria Annunziata in Mezzano Rondani in the Comune di Colorno, Parma, artistic director of the comune's cultural association La Compagnia del Lorno, and a founding member of the Giuseppe Serassi cultural association for the appreciation of organs and early instruments. Rarely recorded arrangements and repertoire. The symphonies by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach span the bridge between the Baroque and the Classical period. They are relatively short 3 movement works and abound in originality, caprice and virtuosity. In order to satisfy the need of the upcoming class of bourgeois amateur players he transcribed several of these symphonies for harpsichord solo, altering or omitting little or nothing, and fully preserving the boldness and drama of the original. After all Carl Philipp was a phenomenal harpsichord player himself... Italian keyboard player Andrea Chezzi plays these works with full drive and conviction on a magnificent harpsichord of orchestral allure. New recording, released to coincide with the great upsurge of interest in C.P.E. Bach on the 300th anniversary of his birth.