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Track(s) taken from CDA67753

Pauvre Jeanette

composer
? 1820
author of text

Hannah Morrison (soprano), Eugene Asti (piano)
Recording details: November 2008
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: July 2010
Total duration: 1 minutes 9 seconds

Cover artwork: Amalfi (1836 watercolour after a pencil drawing done in situ 1831) by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
The Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 21, fol. 123r
 
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Pauvre Jeanette  [1'09]

Reviews

'Eugene Asti plays with a refreshingly light touch and a lively sense of rhythm' (Gramophone)

‘Hyperion’s series of Mendelssohn’s neglected vocal pieces continues to spread enchantment, thanks in part to young British talent. Katherine Broderick and Hannah Morrison, wonderfully clear and expressive sopranos, top the line-up gathered by Eugene Asti … genius is frequent and Mendelssohn’s charm almost constant’ (The Independent)
In homage to the taste of their Francophile father, both Felix and Fanny were drawn to the works of Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755–1794), imprisoned for his participation in French republican activities in 1794; although he escaped execution and was released, he died at his estate only a few months later. He wrote fables, romances and idylls in the style of Salomon Gessner (another Mendelssohn poet), as well as the immortal Plaisir d’amour ne dure qu’un instant; Pauvre Jeanette is a gentle lament for a lass who preferred a shepherd to a king. The young Mendelssohn sets these quasi-folkloric words as an artfully simple plaint in minor mode.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2010

Grâce à la francophilie de leur père, Felix comme Fanny ont été attirés par les œuvres de Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755–1794), emprisonné pour sa participation aux activités républicaines françaises en 1794; bien qu’il ait échappé à l’exécution et ait été libéré, il est mort chez lui seulement quelques mois plus tard. Il a écrit des fables, des romances et des idylles dans le style de Salomon Gessner (autre poète de Mendelssohn), ainsi que l’immortel Plaisir d’amour ne dure qu’un instant; Pauvre Jeanette est une douce complainte pour une jeune fille qui a préféré un berger à un roi. Le jeune Mendelssohn met en musique ces paroles presque folkloriques comme une lamentation simple et ingénieuse en mode mineur.

extrait des notes rédigées par Susan Youens © 2010
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Sowohl Felix als auch Fanny waren—dem frankophilen Geschmack ihres Vaters Tribut zollend—den Werken von Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755–1794) zugetan, der für seine Teilnahme an republikanischen Aktivitäten in Frankreich 1794 inhaftiert wurde. Obwohl er der Hinrichtung entkam und freigelassen wurde, starb er nur wenige Monate später auf seinem Anwesen. Er schrieb Fabeln, Novellen und Idyllen im Stile Salomon Gessners (ein weiterer Mendelssohn-Dichter) und ebenfalls das unvergessliche Plaisir d’amour ne dure qu’un instant. Pauvre Jeannette ist ein sanftes Klagelied über ein Mädchen, das einen Schäfer einem König vorzog. Der junge Mendelssohn vertont diese quasi-folkloristischen Worte als kunstvolle, schlichte Klage in Moll.

aus dem Begleittext von Susan Youens © 2010
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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