C.P.E. Bach was J.S. Bach’s second and most successful son. He was a transitional figure between the Baroque and Classicism, who greatly influenced Mozart and Beethoven, partly thanks to his keyboard sonatas. In the 18th century, the cello concerto was still a fairly new genre, and Boccherini and Haydn had not yet written theirs at the point when C.P.E Bach completed his. The tempestuous drama of C.P.E Bachs openings and carefree candour of the finales stand in stark contrast to the tenderness and emotional depth of the slow parts. The Mendelssohn-Bartholdys were a wealthy Jewish family. Felix Mendelssohn grew up among them as a child prodigy, who composed magnificent string symphonies between the age of eleven and fourteen for his familys private orchestra. Roel Dieltiens & Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century reveal themselves to be born raconteurs, turning this music into fascinating, colourful stories.