Nevermind - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - BBC Music Magazine
The playing here is marked by clarity and expressiveness in music that is intricate, emotionally demonstrative and ceaselessly exploratory. CPE trades regularly on the element of surprise, as in the A minor Quartet. There are plenty of Haydn moments, and touches of Mozart, and in the Adagio to the G major work you remember who CPE’s father was: it feels like a harpsichord concerto by JS Bach himself, complete with mini-cadenza. In all, supremely accomplished works if lacking that elusive ‘voice’ of a great creative mind.