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Track(s) taken from CDH55150
Recording details: March 1993
Studio 3, Bayerische Rundfunk, Munich, Germany
Produced by Helene Steffan
Engineered by Gerhard von Knobelsdorff
Release date: February 1994
Total duration: 2 minutes 14 seconds

'A sure candidate for my vocal recital of the year' (Gramophone)

'Mesmerising… as is usual, the Hyperion recording is perfectly balanced' (Classic CD)

Das Waldschloss
First line:
Wo noch kein Wand'rer gegangen
author of text
Der Kühne

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Anna Grevelius (mezzo-soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Das Waldschloss is a setting of Der Kühne (‘The Bold Man’), an eerie exercise in Romantic folklore with under- and overtones of Eichendorff’s characteristic religious meanings (he was a dogmatic Roman Catholic). A bold hunter goes above and beyond the limits explored by others in his pursuit of Nature and sensuality; in his sinfulness, he vanishes from all knowledge into the depths of the forest (that age-old symbol of the subconscious) once he declares his allegiance to love. For this quasi-medievalizing poem, Mendelssohn uses the ‘alt-Deutsch’ musical style, full of horn-calls and dotted rhythms, associated with tales of knights and castles in nineteenth-century song.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2010

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'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5' (CDA67753)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5
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