This program explores the last years of the life of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Composer placed in the dual position of heir, by the shadow of his father Johann Sebastian, and visionary by his own personality, he finds himself at the end of his life witnessing the emergence of classicism, when anticipates already on the romanticism.
Mathieu Dupouy returns to a composer whom he has spent a lot of time since his recording LH02 dedicated to the music for clavichord of CPE Bach (ffff Telerama). It is now on a pianoforte ideally contemporary of the recorded works that he interprets this music, to restore all its power and immediacy.
As always, the libretto written by the interpreter studies the links between the composer and his time, more particularly with regard to CPE Bach the multiple literary influences that run through his work. That is why this recording is placed under the sign of Laurence Sterne and receives the subtitle of "Sentimental Journey", in reference to the influence of Anglophilia on the current of Empfindsamkeit ("Sensitivity") which we associate with the music of CPE Bach.
Label-Hérisson continues with this disc his collaboration with the Musée de la Musique of Paris, which had already allowed the realization of two recordings: Mozart (with Mathieu Dupouy and David Grimal: Choice of France Music, ffff Telerama, 5 Diapasons ... ) and Schumann (with Soo Park: Choice of France Music, ffff Telerama, Forbes CD of the month ...)