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The Temple of Juno in Agrigento by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA68059
Recording details: June 2013
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Annabel Connellan
Engineered by Ben Connellan
Release date: July 2014
Total duration: 1 minutes 21 seconds

Lied in A major
1830; unpublished

Lied in A major  [1'21]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
In 1830, Mendelssohn composed his second early Lied ohne Worte, the Lied in A major, which he appended to a letter sent to his sister from Munich. Just fifteen bars in length, it impresses as an improvisation, and ends softly on a tantalizing half cadence, as if the conclusion were to follow in his next letter. It did not, and the composer never published this lyrical miniature.

from notes by R Larry Todd © 2014

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