This recording brings together Baritone Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau, who is widely recognized as one of today’s leading piano accompanists.
The recording opens with Schumann’s Op. 39, Liederkreis, settings of Joseph von Eichedorff’s poems, and finishes with Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, written around forty years later. The songs selected all tell of the Romantic individual’s sense of alienation from others and of transcendence, or the longing for it.
An expressive and accomplished storyteller Boesch’s perceptive phrasing and exquisite range of colors is well matched by Martineau’s virtuosic and sensitive accompaniment.
Here is Baritone Florian Boesch, singing the amazing music of Franz Schubert, his song “Fischerweise”: