CPE Bach

CPE Bach Hamburg Symphonies

CPE Bach

Hamburg Symphonies
Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra/Sakari Oramo
Alba ABCD 374 (hybrid CD/SACD)

Reviewed February 2015

It can sometimes take a Finnish musician to hear afresh, and to bring new insight into German repertoire. The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and Sakari Oramo have renewed the sheer surprise factor in these wonderful little 18th-century symphonies, unleashing the ‘bold and imaginative’ character which struck their early listeners so forcibly.