CPE Bach: Lieder, Odes

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COMPOSERS: CPE Bach
LABELS: CPO
WORKS: Lieder, Odes
PERFORMER: Klaus Mertens (baritone) Ludger Rémy (fortepiano)
CATALOGUE NO: 999 549-2
These lively, idiomatic and sometimes witty performances show CPE Bach’s harpsichord songs, early precursors of the Romantic Lied, to be far more than museum pieces, from the Three Different Attempts at a Single Song for Hexameters through to a Fantasy in C minor with Hamlet’s Monologue. Hilary Finch

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