CHRISTOPH NICHELMANN (1717-1762): 6 Harpsichord Sonatas, Op. 1, 6 Harpsichord Sonatas, Op. 2.
Catalogue Number: 04Q026
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Both sets of sonatas here were published in 1745. Nichelmann was second harspchordist at the court of Frederick the Great under CPE Bach (with whom there was significant professional friction). The music is identifiedly Empfindsamstil but with less "mania", less brilliance and waywardness than that of CPE. A valuable new addition to the history of mid 18th century keyboard music. 2 CDs. Michele Benuzzi (harpsichord).