CPE Bach: Lieder

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CPE Bach: Lieder

Catalogue No:

95462BR

Discs:

1

Release date:

19th May 2017

Barcode:

5028421954622

Length:

62 minutes

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CD (download also available)
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CPE Bach: Lieder


Bach, C P E:

Geistliche Oden und Lieder Wq194

Geistliche Gesänge, H. 749 (excerpts)

Geistliche Oden und Lieder on Fortepiano Solo

Geistliche Gesänge on Fortepiano Solo, H. 749


Marivi Blasco (soprano), Yago Mahugo (piano)

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The flowering of the German Lied tradition may be most closely associated with Schubert, but in fact the genre has much deeper roots than that. Already in the 18th century, composers such as C.P.E. Bach were forming a musical language that would set the stage for its extensive development 100 years later. At this point, they made a distinction between the 'Lied', 'Ode' and 'Hymne'; Bach strongly preferred the Lied (or song), which was composed in verses, and required an accompaniment, unlike the ode. Indeed, Bach's keyboard accompaniments were so wonderfully florid that they could be performed without the singer – as 'Handstücke', as he marked in the score. This new recording includes versions of each Lied for fortepiano solo alone alongside the standard version with the soprano, giving the listener a unique chance to experience Bach's Lieder in two different but equally authentic ways.

Soprano Mariví Blasco has performed at prestigious venues across Spain, in roles as varied as Mozart (Despina in Così fan tutte at the Teatro Arenal) and Poulenc (in Dialogues des Carmélites at the Teatro Real). This is her first collaboration with renowned keyboardist Yago Mahúgo, already a prominent recording artist with Brilliant Classics, whose CDs have previously garnered high praise. A specialist in historical performance practice, Mahúgo performs on a fortepiano by Keith Hill, modelled after Anton Walter (1796).

This CD contains a selection of Geistliche Oden und Lieder (sacred songs) by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the most talented son of the great Johann Sebastian.

By the end of the 18th century the Lied took its now familiar form: a strophic setting of poems for solo voice with the accompaniment of a keyboard instrument. C.P.E. Bach’s Lieder were mostly on sacred texts, by Gellert and Sturm. As always with this composer we are struck by the craftsmanship, originality and forward looking in his works. The accompaniment offers more than a simple basso continuo, they are richly written keyboard settings, featuring occasional ritornelli between the strophes. Beautifully sung by Spanish soprano Mariví Blasco, specialised in Early Music, cofounder of Accademia del Piacere and L’Arpeggiata. Yago Mahugo plays the fortepiano, is leader of the Ímpetus Madrid Baroque Ensemble and plays the keyboard solo versions of the songs as a bonus.

Recorded in Madrid, Spain in 2014.

Contains liner notes and biographies of the artists.

Contains the sung texts in Italian and English.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686: Prüfung am abend

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686: Bitten

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686: Morgengesang

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686: Trost der erlösung

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686: Bußlied

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686: Wider den Übermut

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: 30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749: No. 2. Passionslied

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749: No. 11. Weihnachtslied

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749: No. 13. Der Tag des Weltgerichts

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749: No. 29. Uber die Finsternis kurz vor dem Tode Jesu

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: 30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 2, Wq. 198, H. 752

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 2, Wq. 198, H. 752: No. 12. Andenken an den Tod

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 2, Wq. 198, H. 752: No. 17. Gott, der Ernährer der Menschen

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 2, Wq. 198, H. 752: No. 29. Jesus in Gethsemane

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686 (backing tracks)

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686 (backing tracks): Prüfung am abend

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686 (backing tracks): Bitten

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686 (backing tracks): Morgengesang

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686 (backing tracks): Trost der erlösung

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686 (backing tracks): Bußlied

Geistliche Oden und Lieder, Wq. 194, H. 686 (backing tracks): Wider den Übermut

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: 30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749 (backing tracks)

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749 (backing tracks): No. 2. Passionslied

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749 (backing tracks): No. 11. Weihnachtslied

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749 (backing tracks): No. 8. Der tag des weltgerichts

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 1, Wq. 197, H. 749 (backing tracks): No. 29. Über die finsterniss kurz vor dem

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: 30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 2, Wq. 198, H. 752 (backing tracks)

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 2, Wq. 198, H. 752 (backing tracks): No. 12. Andenken an den tod

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 2, Wq. 198, H. 752 (backing tracks): No. 17. Gott, der ernährer der menschen

30 Geistliche Gesange mit Melodien, Book 2, Wq. 198, H. 752 (backing tracks): No. 29. Jesus in Gethsemane

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