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  CHRISTIAN IMMLER, baritone
ANNA STEPHANY, mezzo soprano

CHRISTOPH BERNER, Piano (Schubert & Brahms)
DANNY DRIVER, Piano (Barber & Bernstein)
SILVIA FRASER, Piano (Bernstein)


   

SWAN SONGS

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Aus / from: Der Schwanengesang D 957 (1828) br> 1 Der Atlas 02:15
2 Ihr Bild 02:37
3 Das Fischermädchen 02:25
4 Die Stadt 03:23
5 Am Meer 03:51
6 Der Doppelgänger 04:25

JJohannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

Vier Ernste Gesänge, Op. 121 (1896)br>(Textes taken from the Bible)
7 No. 1 Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh 04:18
8 No. 2 Îch wandte mich und sahe 03:50
9 No. 3 O Tod, O Tod, wie bitter bist Du 03:44
10 No. 4 Wenn ich mit Menschen 04.53

SSamuel Barber (1910-1981)

Three Songs, Op. 45 (1972) br>11 No. 1 Now I have fed and eaten up the Rose (G. Keller, trans. J. Joyce) 02:10
12 No. 2 A Green Lowland of Pianos (J. Harsymowicz, trans. C. Milosz) 02:16
13 No. 3 O Boundless, Boundless evening (G. Heym, trans. C. Middleton) 03:21

LLeonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Arias and Barcarolles for Mezzo and Baritone and Piano Duet (1988) br>14 I Prelude 01:28
15 II Love Duet 04:11
16 III Little Smary 02:30
17 IV The Love of my Life 04:12
18 V Greeting 02:49
19 VI Oif Mayn Kash’neh (At My Wedding) 04:45
20 VII Mr. And Mrs. Webb Say Goodnight 07:35
21 VIII Nachspiel (Postlude) 02:47

Total Time 73:55

CHRISTIAN IMMLER, Baritone
ANNA STEPHANY, Mezzo Soprano (Barber & Bernstein)
CHRISTOPH BERNER, Piano (Schubert & Brahms)
DANNY DRIVER, Piano (Barber & Bernstein)
SILVIA FRASER, Piano (Bernstein)

Recordings: VI 2016 (T. 11-21), VI 2017 (T. 1-10) Bayerischer Rundfunk, München, Studio 2
Executive Producer: Falk Häfner
Recording Producer, Editing, Mastering & Mix:  Michaela Wiesbeck
Balance Engineers: Michael Krogmann (T. 1-10)  ; Josuel Theegarten (T. 1-21)
Piano Technician: Christian Fischer

Photos  : © Marco Borggreve (Immler; Anny Stéphany); Richard Haughton (Driver); Celine Michel (Fraser); Matthias Creutziger (Berner)
Translations: Stanley Hanks
Design: www.BABELgum.de
Publishers: Bernstein (Boosey & Hawkes); Barber (Schirmer); Schubert (Bärenreiter); Brahms (Peters)


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