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Robert Franz: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Songs - Album One

by Tim Krol

Experience the amazing song gems of a German composer whose writing style was eclipsed by grand opera, symphonies and oratorios. Based on poetry representing timeless human emotions, Robert Franz turned each poem into a work of art for voice and piano.
Genre: Classical: Art songs
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1. 6 Gesänge, Op. 3: No. 1, Der schalk
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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2. 6 Gesänge, Op. 25: No. 5, Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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3. 6 Gesänge, Op. 42: No. 1, Volkslied
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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4. 12 Gesänge, Op. 5: No. 5, Mädchen mit dem tothen Mündchen
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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5. 6 Gesänge, Op. 9: No. 3, Bitte
Tim Krol & Rita Greenstein
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6. 6 Gesänge, Op. 37: No. 5, Sonnenwende
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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7. 12 Gesänge, Op. 4: No. 10, Herbstsorge
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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8. 6 Gesänge, Op. 37: No. 4, Der schwere Abend
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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9. 6 Gesänge, Op. 28: No. 2, Ein Stündlein wohl vor tag
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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10. 5 Gesänge, Op. 2: No. 3, Trübe wird's, die Wolken jagen
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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11. 12 Gesänge, Op. 1: No. 12, In meinem Garten die Nelken
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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12. 6 Gesänge, Op. 10: No. 6, Umsonst
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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13. 5 Gesänge, Op. 2: No. 2, Drüben geht die sonne scheiden
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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14. 5 Gesänge, Op. 2: No. 5, Auf dem Teich, dem regungslosen
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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15. 5 Gesänge, Op. 2: No. 1, Auf geheimem waldespfade
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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16. 6 Gesänge, Op. 39: No. 4, Wandl' ich in dem wald des abends
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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17. 6 Gesänge, Op. 7: No. 1, Der junge Tag erwacht
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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18. 6 Gesänge, Op. 44: No. 3, Doppelwandlung
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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19. 6 Gesänge, Op. 10: No. 1, Für Musik
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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20. 6 Gesänge, Op. 6: No. 2, Wie des Mondes Abbild Zittert
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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21. 6 Gesänge, Op. 18: No. 2, Im Rhein, im Heiligen Strome
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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22. 6 Gesänge, Op. 25: No. 1, Die Lotosblume
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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23. 12 Gesänge, Op. 1: No. 8, Die Lotosblume
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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24. 6 Gesänge, Op. 11: No. 1, Abschied
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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25. 6 Gesänge, Op. 17: No. 5, Im Frühling
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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26. 12 Gesänge, Op. 5: No. 1, Aus meinen grossen Schmerzen
Tim Krol & Colin Fowler
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27. 6 Gesänge, Op. 42: No. 2, Die helle Sonne leuchtet
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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28. 12 Gesänge, Op. 5: No. 3, Auf Dem Meere
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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29. 6 Gesänge, Op. 16: No. 3, Der Fichtenbaum
Tim Krol & Colin Fowler
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30. 9 Gesänge, Op. 1: No. 7, Im wunderschönen monat Mai
Tim Krol & Mark Janas
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31. 9 Gesänge, Op. 1: No. 6, Du bist wie eine Blume
Tim Krol & Mark Janas
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32. 9 Gesänge, Op. 1: No. 1, Du Welker Dornenstrauch
Tim Krol & Mark Janas
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33. 9 Gesänge, Op. 1: No. 2, Ihr Bild
Tim Krol & Mark Janas
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34. 9 Gesänge, Op. 1: No. 9, Hör ich das Liedchen Klingen
Tim Krol & Mark Janas
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35. 5 Gesänge, Op. 2: No. 4, Sonnenuntergang
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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36. 6 Gesänge, Op. 3: No. 6, Ach, wenn ich doch ein Immchen Wär'
Tim Krol & Colin Fowler
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37. 12 Gesänge, Op. 5: No. 8, Ich Lobe mir Die Vögelein
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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38. 12 Gesänge, Op. 5: No. 7, Gute Nacht
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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39. 6 Gesänge, Op. 3: No. 5, Der Sommer ist so Schön
Tim Krol & Colin Fowler
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40. 6 Gesänge, Op. 42: No. 3, Selige Nacht
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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41. 6 Gesänge, Op. 26: No. 2, Lieber Schatz, Sei Wieder Gut Mir
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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42. 6 Gesänge, Op. 26: No. 5, Vom Auge Zum Herzen
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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43. 6 Gesänge, Op. 39: No. 2, Es Ragt Runenstein
Tim Krol & Rita Greenstein
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44. 6 Gesänge, Op. 14: No. 1, Widmung
Tim Krol & Michael T.C. Hey
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
It all started in the fall of 2014, when baritone and voice teacher Tim Krol made a house call to work with Rita Greenstein, a new voice student. After their first session, Greenstein asked, “Have you ever heard of Robert Franz?” Krol shook his head. Greenstein showed Krol a tattered old songbook, Fifty Songs by Robert Franz. She then walked over to her piano, opened the book, and invited Krol to read through a few of the songs.

Soon Krol found himself marveling at how beautifully and uniquely each song reflected the text of each poem. It was a revelation for him after 30 years of studying voice, 20 years of teaching voice and learning countless songs in countless genres. Seemingly, Franz had transformed the poetry into music just as brilliantly as Schubert, Schumann, or Wolf. Yet Franz challenged that paradigm with a fresher, more experimental approach, diving head-first into the emotional core of each poem, honestly reporting on what he saw, heard, and felt without any unnecessary fanfare.

Interestingly, most of Franz’s songs are relatively short. Some may consider this a weakness, especially Franz’s 19th-century audiences, whose musical tastes were shifting towards larger, more dramatic works. However, in this day and age of Twitter, where brevity is the name of the game, perhaps the 21st-century listener is perfectly suited to take on the music of Robert Franz!

The digital audio release, ROBERT FRANZ: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Songs: Album One, is the first installment in a series of albums dedicated to bringing Robert Franz’s music back to life. For Album One, Krol and Greenstein focused on curating Franz’s most concise songs, each one averaging about one minute in length. It includes 39 Franz songs and five songs by Franz’s wife, Marie Hinrichs.

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