Christian Zacharias and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne – a remarkable success story. The "dream team" has just recorded a new symphonic programme – bringing a verve and expressiveness to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Berlin symphonies that is rarely to be encountered. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was a player of the clavier in the service of Frederick the Great. The creative atmosphere at the court of the artistic King attracted numerous musicians of note and ensured a rich flowering of instrumental music. Johann Sebastian Bach's second eldest son was far more famous than his father in his lifetime, and that was no accident: his music is modern and thoroughly progressive, and the path from Baroque concerto to Classical symphony can be clearly traced through his Berlin symphonies.