Ensemble de musique de chambre de l'OSR
Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano
Sarah Rumer - Jerica Pavli, flutes
Yao Jin, cello
Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, harpsichord
Two flutes and a family affair. Wilhelm Friedemann was as gifted as his father, but it was his unstable character that impaired his career. His Six Duos for Two Flutes are simply captivating; their crossing voices form a richly varied dialogue of moods. Carl Philipp was undoubtedly the most original of the Bach sons. His Trio Sonata, Wq. 162, stands out for its power of expression and its synthesis of Baroque style and emerging Classicism. Their father's Trio Sonata, BWV 1039, resonates with luminous spirituality, particularly in the sublime Adagio e piano, close to the atmosphere of his cantatas and Passions.