CPE BACH: 6 OR­GAN SONATAS Ton Koop­man (or­gan)

Chal­lenge Clas­sics CC 72260 ★★★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - MICHAEL DER­VAN

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, son of the great Jo­hann Se­bas­tian, didn’t write much for or­gan. But there’s such an idio­syn­crat­i­cally cheeky brio to what he did that it’s well worth ex­plor­ing. Ton Koop­man is a player well at­tuned to the quirky turns that make CPE Bach’s mu­sic es­pe­cially ap­peal­ing. And the at­trac­tive­ness of his new record­ing of six or­gan sonatas is greatly height­ened by the use of a gor­geous-sound­ing his­toric in­stru­ment that the com­poser knew and played. The Amalia Or­gan in Berlin, named af­ter the or­gan-lov­ing Princess Anna Amalia of Prus­sia, youngest sis­ter of Fred­er­ick the Great, has re­cently been re­stored as closely as pos­si­ble to its orig­i­nal con­di­tion. A near-per­fect match of mu­sic, in­stru­ment and per­former. chal­lenge.nl

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