Im Schoenen Strome - Heine Lieder
- (SCHUMANN / IMMLER / STAROBINSKI)
- Format: SACD-Hybrid
- Features: Hybrid SACD
Although highly productive and respected in his lifetime as a Lied composer, Robert Franz (1815-92) has since become a peripheral figure in music history. As they began to explore the songs of Franz, Georges Starobinski and baritone Christian Immler were moved by their findings to devise a program including twenty-three 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, framed by further settings of Heine poems by Schumann and Liszt.