Although the clavichord has a very soft, even intimate sound, C.P.E. Bach thought of it as an accompaniment instrument, along with the harpsichord and fortepiano. He felt that « a good clavichord, despite its somewhat soft sound, has the same beauties as the fortepiano, with the advantage of being able to sustain the sound, as the player can make the sound swell after the attack, and to make a vibrato. (Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen, 1753).
The sound of the baroque flute is often covered by the harpsichord and other accompaniment instruments. With the clavichord there is no chance of this happening, and the flutist is free to express himself in the softest nuances.
This program combines the refined sound of the baroque flute with the subtle nuances of the clavichord.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sonata in D minor
Allegretto, Largo, Allegro
Johann Christian Bach
Sonata in A major
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Fugue in C minor and polonaises in C major and C minor for keyboard
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Sonata in D major
Allegro con spirito, Andante, Rondo