Carl Philipp Emanuel (C.P.E.) Bach is one of the sons of the great Johann Sebastian (J.S.) Bach, the grandmaster and grandfather of all classical music. He was born 300 (!) years ago and marks the border between baroque and classic music styles. Here is one of his cello concertos, he wrote at least three, Wq. 170-172. This is Wq. 172 in A major, written around 1750 when he was in the employment of Frederick the Great of Prussia. These concertos contain elements of sonata form structure, but remain in the Italian ritornello tradition. Enjoy!
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