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Label: Alpha Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Christian Immler & Andreas Frese

Composer: Jörg Widmann (1973), Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

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  • Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Lieder und Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister", Op. 98a:
  • 1Schumann: Lieder und Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister", Op. 98a: No. 2, Ballade des Harfners05:37
  • 2Schumann: Lieder und Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister", Op. 98a: No. 4, Wie nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß02:24
  • 3Schumann: Lieder und Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister", Op. 98a: No. 6, Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt03:10
  • 4Schumann: Lieder und Gesänge aus "Wilhelm Meister", Op. 98a: No. 8, An die Thüren will ich schleichen02:11
  • 6 Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem, Op. 90:
  • 5Schumann: 6 Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem, Op. 90: No. 1, Lied eines Schmiedes01:30
  • 6Schumann: 6 Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem, Op. 90: No. 2, Meine Rose03:39
  • 7Schumann: 6 Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem, Op. 90: No. 3, Kommen und Scheiden01:18
  • 8Schumann: 6 Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem, Op. 90: No. 4, Die Sennin01:55
  • 9Schumann: 6 Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem, Op. 90: No. 5, Einsamkeit03:10
  • 10Schumann: 6 Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem, Op. 90: No. 6, Der schwere Abend02:32
  • 11Schumann: 6 Gedichte von N. Lenau und Requiem, Op. 90: No. 7, Requiem03:57
  • Jörg Widmann (b. 1973): Das heiße Herz:
  • 12Widmann: Das heiße Herz: No. 1, Der arme Kaspar04:16
  • 13Widmann: Das heiße Herz: No. 2, Spätes Liebeslied01:41
  • 14Widmann: Das heiße Herz: No. 3, Liebeslied02:07
  • 15Widmann: Das heiße Herz: No. 4, Hab ein Ringlein am Finger01:05
  • 16Widmann: Das heiße Herz: No. 5, Eifersucht08:14
  • 17Widmann: Das heiße Herz: No. 6, Das Fräulein stand am Meere01:16
  • 18Widmann: Das heiße Herz: No. 7, Kartenspiel05:57
  • 19Widmann: Das heiße Herz: No. 8, Einsam will ich untergehn13:16
  • Total Runtime01:09:15

Info for Das heiße Herz

Bass-baritone Christian Immler, accompanied by the pianist Andreas Frese, juxtaposes the contemporary composer Jörg Widmann with the Romantic Schumann in three cycles of lieder written between 1849 and 2013. ‘For us, Jörg Widmanns song cycle Das heiße Herz (‘The Burning Heart’) is to be numbered among the very greatest song cycles, and not just among those of this century. During our intensive rehearsals with Jörg Widmann, the many questions we had (and what a joy to be able to ask them!) often had surprisingly simple answers. The combination with Schumann’s late Harper and Lenau song cycles seems absolutely perfect, for similar situations permeate these cycles as well". Das heiße Herz is recorded here for the first time.

Christian Immler, bass-baritone
Andreas Frese, piano

Christian Immler
From the Tölzer Knabenchor as a boy alto soloist to singing at major concert halls, festivals and opera houses, German bass-baritone Christian Immler is an unusually versatile artist with the rare ability to switch enthusiastically between the worlds of oratorio and opera. He studied with Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music in London and won the International Nadia et Lili Boulanger Competition in Paris, launching his career.

In concert, he has immersed himself in the works of Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Mahler and, particularly, Bach, appearing all over world. Christian has worked with such conductors as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Marc Minkowski, Christophe Rousset, Philippe Herreweghe, Ivor Bolton, Daniel Harding, Kent Nagano, James Conlon, Andrew Parrott, Michel Corboz, Masaaki Suzuki, Raphaël Pichon, Ottavio Dantone, Giovanni Antonini, Thomas Hengelbrock, Frieder Bernius, Rubén Dubrovsky, William Christie and Leonardo García Alarcón performing at places such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Sydney Opera House, the Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence and Lucerne Festivals and the BBC Proms. Recent highlights include a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, a series of televised broadcasts of all of Bach’s major sacred works and a staged version of Mozart’s Requiem.

Alongside his concert work, Christian’s operatic career is flourishing. He starred as both Commendatore and Masetto in Don Giovanni with René Jacobs, Speaker in The Magic Flute with Christophe Rousset at Dijon Opera and with Raphaël Pichon at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (directed by Simon McBurney), Eremit with Laurence Equilbey and the Insula Orchestra in Freischütz in Brussels and the Theater an der Wien, Docteur Itard/Vicaire in the world premiere of Fénelon’s JJR (directed by Robert Carsen) and Dodo/Frog Footman/Mock Turtle in Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. He has also sung Seneca in Poppea and the title role in Graupner’s Antiochus und Stratonica at the Boston Early Music Festival BEMF, Achis in David & Jonathas conducted by William Christie, Jupiter in Castor et Pollux with Raphaël Pichon at the Opéra Comique and Pharnaces in Zemlinsky’s Der König Kandaules at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. In 2015 Christian recorded Steffani’s Niobe whose recording received a Grammy Nomination.

The 2019/20 season will see him sing Rocco in Beethoven’s Leonore with René Jacobs and the Freiburger Barockorchester and Freischütz at the Opéra de Rouen and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées with Laurence Equilbey. He will head to the Opéra de Massy for Acis and Galatea before touring Europe with Masaaki Suzuki, touring France under the direction of Raphaël Pichon, performing with René Jacobs and Akamus in Berlin and then Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Missa solemnis with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.

A keen recitalist, Christian has been invited to perform at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Frick Collection in New York, the Paris Philharmonie, the Salzburg Mozarteum, and the Tonhalle Zurich. An acclaimed Winterreise happened at the last minute in the Schubertiade Hohenems together with pianist Helmut Deutsch, a longtime partner with whom he released the album entitled Modern Times which was awarded both the ‘Diamant d’Opéra’ and the prestigious ‘Diapason Découverte’. Their latest CD, devoted exclusively to the newly discovered lieder of Hans Gál and displaying Christian’s particular interest in 20th Century ʻEmigré Composersʼ will be released imminently. He collaborates regularly with Christoph Berner, Kristian Bezuidenhout and Danny Driver and alongside his impeccable Lied pedigree retains a soft spot for Leonard Bernstein and Cole Porter.

His more than 50 recordings have been awarded prizes such as a 2016 Grammy Nomination, the Echo Klassik, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, several Diapason d’Or, Diamant d’Opéra and France Musiques’ Enregistrement de l’année. Much in demand for worldwide masterclasses, Christian is Professor of Voice at the Kalaidos Fachhochschule in Zurich. He has taught the Lied and oratorio class at the International Summeracademy Mozarteum Salzburg on several occasions and in December 2019 will return to the International Nadia et Lili Boulanger Competition in Paris, this time as a member of the jury.

Booklet for Das heiße Herz

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