Felix Mendelssohn
Selected Songs

Barbara Schlick, soprano
Elzbieta Kalvelage, fortepiano

sound samples

order no. CCD 303
EAN 4028183003034

about this recording:
Felix Mendelssohn was able to draw upon a truly inexhaustible source of poetry and literature in his immediate surroundings, since the most famous personalities of the German Romantic movement frequented the Berlin home of the Mendelssohn family. With his so self-assured and naturally flowing music, Mendelssohn magnified the poems he chose, sometimes to the point of dramatic, violent outbursts, as in the Hexenlied (Witches' Song). Barbara Schlick captures the spirit of these songs, from the most lyrical of passages to the demonic eruptions, while Elzbieta Kalvelage paints the background for the moods with colors that only a hammerklavier can provide. Not your commonplace Mendelssohn-Year production.
sound samples (mp3):
Frühlingslied - Des Mädchens Klage - Andres Mailied. Hexenlied
Frühlingslied op. 47/3, Schilflied op. 71/4, Bei der Wiege op.7/6, Der Blumenstrauß op. 47/5, Es weiß und rät es doch keiner op. 99/6, Neue Liebe op. 19/4, Des Mädchens Klage op. posth., Scheidend op. 9/6, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges op. 34/2, Suleika I op. 57/3, Suleika II op. 34/4, Die Liebende schreibt op. 86/3, Der Mond op. 86/5, Das Schifflein op. 99/4, Andres Maienlied. Hexenlied op. 8/8, Es lauschte das Laub op. 86/1, Da lieg ich unter den Bäumen op. 84/1, Schlafloser Augen Leuchte op. posth., Nachtlied op. 71/6, Herbstlied op. 84/2

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