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Im schoenen Strome: Heine Lieder / Immler, Starobinski


Release Date: 10/09/2015 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2143   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Robert SchumannRobert FranzFranz Liszt
Performer:  Georges StarobinskiChristian Immler
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although highly productive and respected in his lifetime as a composer of Lieder, Robert Franz (1815–92) has since become a peripheral figure in music history. One reason may be that he avoids dramatic contrasts and instead aims at an emotional ambiguity: ‘My representation of joy is always tinged with melancholy, whilst that of suffering is always accompanied by an exquisite sensation of losing oneself’, he once wrote to Liszt. As a consequence his music appeals to those who are able ‘to admire the nuances of a charcoal drawing without longing for the colours of a painting’, to quote from Georges Starobinski’s liner notes to this recording. As they began to explore the songs of Franz, Starobinski and the baritone Christian Immler were Read more moved by their findings to devise a programme which includes 23 of the composer’s often quite brief songs. Using the poet Heinrich Heine as their guiding star, they present these – all Heine settings but from different opus groups – in the form of two ‘imagined’ song cycles. These are framed by further settings of Heine poems – by Schumann and Liszt, who were both staunch supporters of Robert Franz – providing not only contrast, but also the opportunity to discover how these three very different artistic temperaments treated the same material: some poems appear in more than one setting, notably Morgens steh’ ich auf und frage and Im Rhein. The Rhine, which played such an important role in the Romantic imagination and in Heine’s poetry, also runs through the programme, from Schumann’s celebrated song cycle Liederkreis, Op.24, to Liszt’s dramatic scena Die Loreley, and has given name to this album: Im schönen Strome (‘In the fair river’).

Review:

The attractive light baritone of Christian Immler is nicely offset by the clean textures and musical sensitivity of pianist Georges Starobinski, both finely balanced and captured in lucid sonics; the collection as a whole might identify the difference between the talent of Franz and the genius of Liszt and Schumann, but the performers devote the same careful attention to the achievements of all three.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Liederkreis, Op. 24 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 18 Minutes 16 Secs. 
2.
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, song for voice & piano, Op. 25/5 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Christian Immler (), Georges Starobinski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3.
Mädchen mit dem roten Mündchen, song for voice & piano, Op. 5/5 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4.
Die blauen Frühlingsaugen, for voice & piano, Op. 20/1 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Christian Immler (), Georges Starobinski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
5.
Ich will meine Seele tauchen, for voice & piano, Op. 43/4 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
6.
Wenn ich auf dem Lager liege, song for voice & piano, Op. 37/6 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
7.
Gesänge (6), Op. 9: no 4, Allnächtlich im Traume by Robert Franz
Performer:  Christian Immler (), Georges Starobinski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
8.
Wandl' ich in dem Wald des Abends, song for voice & piano, Op. 39/4 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 
9.
LIeder (6), Op. 11: no 2, Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1865; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
10.
Ich hab' im Traum geweinet, song for voice & piano, Op. 25/3 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
11.
Lieb Liebchen, for voice & piano, Op. 17/3 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
12.
Mit schwarzen Segeln, song for voice & piano, Op. 18/6 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
13.
Meerfahrt, song for voice & piano, Op. 18/4 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Christian Immler (), Georges Starobinski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
14.
Es träumte mir, song for voice & piano, Op. 11/5 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
15.
An die blaude Himmelsdecke, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/3 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
16.
Eingewiegt von Meereswellen, song for voice & piano, Op. 9/6 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
17.
Das Meer erstrahlt im Sonnenschein, song for voice & piano, Op. 39/3 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1870 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
18.
Im Rhein, im schönen Strome, S 272 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840/1856; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
19.
Morgens steh' ich auf und frage, S 290 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1859 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
20.
Anfangs wollt’ ich fast verzagen, S 311 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1860 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
21.
Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam, S 309 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855/1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
22.
Die Loreley by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
23.
Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome, song for voice & piano, Op. 18/2 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Christian Immler (), Georges Starobinski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
24.
Das ist ein Brausen und Heulen, for voice & piano, Op. 8/4 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
25.
Kommt fein's Liebchen heut?, for voice & piano, Op. 24/4 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Christian Immler (), Georges Starobinski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
26.
Wie des Mondes Abbild, for voice & piano, Op. 20/3 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
27.
Aus meinen großen Schmerzen, for voice & piano, Op. 5/1 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 9 Secs. 
28.
Auf dem Meere, for voice & piano, Op. 5/3 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Christian Immler (), Georges Starobinski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
29.
Auf dem Meere ("An die bretterne Schiffswand"), for voice & piano, Op. 26/6 by Robert Franz
Performer:  Georges Starobinski (Piano), Christian Immler ()
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/2014 
Venue:  The Musik-Akademie Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 1 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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