Beethoven’s early symphonies are obviously in the vanguard when compared with the music composed in prior decades. To amplify the comparison, this disc by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin includes two short symphonies by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
This book provides new insights into how benefit performances “for musicians, composers and singers became an integral part of the commercial music business during the eighteenth century.” Little has changed in the music world since that time.
"Gli equivoci nel sembiante" makes a very pleasant impression on the Canadian label Musica Omnia’s well-engineered new recording featuring Capella Intima, Gallery Players of Niagara, and Nota Bene Baroque Players.
Charlotte Mattax Moersch, harpsichord professor at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois, impressively made two recordings of music by members of the Bach family on adjacent days in June 2018.
As the only English-language resource of its kind, Steve Zohn's excellent book should be considered a long overdue and much welcomed addition for libraries and anyone with an interest in 18th-century music.