Klopstock Lieder / Cpe Bach, Gluck, Schubert

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Label: GRAMOLA
Catalog: GRAM99037
Format: CD

Holzmair; Steger; Brunner

Composed by: Schubert; Gluck; Bach

Many contemporaries considered Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock’s poetry awkward; for this reason few of his poems and odes found their way into music. Some, however, were frequently taken up and adapted, thus linking composers such as Christoph Willibald Gluck, C.P.E. Bach and Franz Schubert on a higher plane, as it were. Wolfgang Holzmair, an internationally successful baritone, fortepianist Wolfgang Brunner and soprano Stefanie Steger compare and contrast the two or even three parallel settings of the same text (odes on friendship, nature and love), unearthing surprising linkages.

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