The classical and romantic “Lied” (song) genre finds its origins in the settings of strophic poems by o.a. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. His Odes contain settings of (sometimes rather liberal) secular poems as well as sacred texts, in a combination of recitative and aria, with rich and imaginative accompaniment of the continuo.
The Odes form a fascinating overview of the various styles employed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who during his long creative life developed from the pure Baroque style of his father Johann Sebastian to the “Sturm und Drang” era, with its pre-romantic outbursts of emotions.
New recording, liner notes and sung texts included.
Click on any of the works listed above for alternative recordings.