Cello Concerto

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Cello Concerto in Bb major

H. 436, WQ. 171 • “Version of H434”

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As with C.P.E. Bach's two other cello concertos, this one leads a triple life as a keyboard concerto and as the Flute Concerto in B flat (Wq 167, H 435). The initial ritornello of the Allegro movement is rich in thematic elements for later elaboration. At a striding tempo, the noble, confident opening motif gives way t... read more