Bach, C.P.E.: Cello Concerto in A Major, Wq 172 (H.439)

 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was born March 8, 1714, in Weimar, Saxony (Germany), and died December 14, 1788, in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Germany). His A-major Cello Concerto dates from 1753. We lack information about its early performance history. The A major Cello Concerto has the lightest flavor of C.P.E.’s three cello concertos. C.P.E. Bach’s compositions are identified by “Wq” (sometimes just “W”) numbers, from Alfred Wotquenne’s Thematisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1905/1958), and/or “H” numbers, assigned in Eugene Helm’s Thematic Catalogue of the Works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1989).
 VIDEO: C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto in A Major Wq. 172; Tanya Tomkins, Voices of Music, Largo, 

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