Fanny Mendelssohn - Lieder | Hyperion - Helios CDH55360

Fanny Mendelssohn - Lieder

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Label: Hyperion - Helios

Cat No: CDH55360

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd April 2013

Contents

Works

Mendelssohn, Fanny

Dammrung senkte sich von oben
Die Schiffende
Ich wandelte unter den Baumen
Lieder (5), op.10
Lieder (6), op.1
Lieder (6), op.7
Lieder (6), op.9
» no.1 Die Ersehnte
» no.2 Ferne
» no.3 Der Rosenkranz
» no.4 Die fruhen Graber
» no.5 Der Maiabend
» no.6 Die Mainacht
Lieder (12), op.8
» no.3 Italien
Suleika
Traum

Artists

Susan Gritton (soprano)
Eugene Asti (piano)

Works

Mendelssohn, Fanny

Dammrung senkte sich von oben
Die Schiffende
Ich wandelte unter den Baumen
Lieder (5), op.10
Lieder (6), op.1
Lieder (6), op.7
Lieder (6), op.9
» no.1 Die Ersehnte
» no.2 Ferne
» no.3 Der Rosenkranz
» no.4 Die fruhen Graber
» no.5 Der Maiabend
» no.6 Die Mainacht
Lieder (12), op.8
» no.3 Italien
Suleika
Traum

Artists

Susan Gritton (soprano)
Eugene Asti (piano)

About

Fanny Mendelssohn, Felix’s older sister, was long and unjustly overlooked as a serious composer, despite a considerable and impressive output comprising numerous piano pieces, duets, trios, choral works, chamber music for different instruments, an overture, an oratorio, several major cantatas - and innumerable songs.

She was writing music at a time when it was considered unsuitable for a woman from the upper middle classes to have ambitions as a professional musician. Despite her gifts and desire for recognition, throughout most of her life Fanny respected the prevailing conventions and the wishes of her family, accepting the prescribed role of a cultivated Berlin lady of the time.

This recording is devoted to 29 of her beautiful songs. Most of them were recorded here for the first time. The poets include Goethe, Heine, Eichendorff, Rückert, Lenau and Geibel, most of whom were known to Fanny personally.

[Fanny Mendelssohn’s] reputation deserves the kind of boost this excellent disc offers. Both Eugene Asti and Susan Gritton get to the heart of these pieces’ - BBC Music Magazine

Pleasant, delightful … an excellent record: enterprising programmes, fresh young artists, fine presentation, typical Hyperion’ - Gramophone

Beautiful, direct, simple and memorable new song[s] …Asti provides the beautifully limpid, balanced accompaniment you imagine Fanny herself might have played’ - International Record Review

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