17th and 18th century
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C.P.E. BACH Sonata o vero Sinfonia a 2 Violini e Basso [a minor, H.582] RG126:    price €12.80

At last, the long promised editions of trio sonatas by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach are underway. 2014 is after all his 300th birthday! And talking of anniversaries, it was exactly 20 years ago that London Baroque recorded a CD of C.P.E. Bach trios, for which I prepared all the editions. For reasons that I won't go into now, it's taken this long to get round to releasing these - but they're on the way now. This Sonata (or better, Sinfonia, as CPE describes it) is a dramatic orchestral affair, quite different from the entwined contrapuntal manner of most of his other trios. It's a super piece, energetic, melodic, and dramatic by turn.
Click here for an image of the first page of my edition. And here, to whet your appetite, is a facsimile of the opening bars of the piece ...

.. and here is a link to the itunes site where you can hear short extracts of the 1994 London Baroque recording - and even buy it if you'd like!!