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C​.​P​.​E. (2023)

by Thomas Oboe Lee

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I recently discovered Tamsin Waley-Cohen's recording of the complete CPE Bach sonatas for violin and piano. I was enthralled by her playing and CPE's music!!!

Confession: I have been a fan of CPE for decades!!!

My next project is a "sonata" for violin and piano. I thought I should try my hand at incorporating CPE's style into TOLmusic. Why not??? This will be my fifth "sonata" for violin and piano. The work is in eight movements.

NB: I accidentally found some enigmatic titles in CPE's "Petites Pièces per il Cembalo Solo." These are so amusing and funny compared to the usual titles of "Adagio," Allegro,""Presto," etc. that I decided to steal a few of them for my own work.

I. La Stahl ... Largo
II. La Gabriel ... Allegretto
III. L'Auguste ... Adagio
IV. La Boehmer ... Presto TRIO
V. La Complaisante ... Andante
VI. La Gleim ... Moderato grazioso
VII. La Xenophon ... Allegro marcato
VIII. La Caroline ... Largo


released November 19, 2023

Isabelle Durrenberger, violin
Tae Kim, piano

Recorded in the Fraser Studio @ WGBH
October 20, 2023
Antonio Oliart, audio engineer and editor

Music by Thomas Oboe Lee

© Departed Feathers Music, Inc. - BMI - 2023

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
Engraving by Johann Conrad Krüger, 1733-1791

YouTube link: youtu.be/V8B-RdF81Ww


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Thomas Oboe Lee Cambridge, Massachusetts

Thomas Oboe Lee was born in China in 1945. He lived in São Paulo, Brazil, for six years before coming to the United States in 1966. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, he studied composition at the New England Conservatory and Harvard University. He has been a member of the music faculty at Boston College since 1990. ... more

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