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Die Kölner Akademie
Roel Dieltens (cello)
Michael Alexander Willens (conductor)

Happy birthday, Carl Philipp Emanuel!

C. P. E. Bach:
Sinfonia in e, Wq 178
Celloconcerto in a, Wq 170a
Sinfonia in F, Wq 181
Celloconcerto in A, Wq 172

Period instruments and first-rate soloists are at the top of the priority list of Michael Alexander Willens’ Kölner Akademie. In this magnificent anniversary concert for CPE Bach all the stops are pulled out: with the hero of the feast in the spotlight, the programme features cello concertos and symphonies. Guest of honour Roel Dieltiens handles the bow.
The cello concertos of CPE Bach were originally meant for his own instrument – the clavier – and were later arranged for flute. However, on cello too the contrasts between major and minor, between cantabile fragments and hyperactive passages, soloist lyricism and orchestral energy, sound exceedingly poignant indeed. Congratulations, CPE!


Die Kölner Akademie
Roel Dieltens (cello)
Michael Alexander Willens (conductor)


Instrumental music