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Lied in A major

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1830; unpublished

Howard Shelley (piano)
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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

Cover artwork: The Temple of Juno in Agrigento by Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840)
De Agostini Picture Library / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Lied in A major  [1'21]

Reviews

'Howard Shelley … shows himself ideally cast. His poise and vehemence give substance to even the composer's more facile utterances. Time and again Shelley makes it clear that Mendelssohn has a special place in his affections, and although it is invidious to locate the finer moments in his unfailing expertise, certain performances stand out for their exceptional grace and commitment. What suppleness and expressive beauty in the Andante prefacing the evergreen Rondo capriccioso, what virtuosity in the wildly skittering finale of the F sharp minor Fantasia. What quiet eloquence Shelley achieves in the sixth of the Songs without Words (Book 2), where the gondolier sings his plaintive song above a gently rocking accompaniment' (Gramophone)» More

'Eminently attractive, a mix of the agreeably tuneful, romantically pictorial, invigoratingly dashing and elegantly crafted. Shelley is the stylish master of it all … books 2 and 3 of the Songs without words include some gems, and also some spirited numbers (for example, No 4 of Book 2 is marked 'Agitato e con fuoco'). Full of narrative whatever the tempo, this set concludes with the well-known and enigmatic 'Venetianisches Gondollied' with Mendelssohn exploring similar waters to those found in Chopin's Barcarolle. Similar delights follow in Book 3, the concluding 'Duetto' melting the heart in a manner that is rather Schumannesque, and so lovingly shaped by Shelley. Yes, all good stuff, and thoroughly recommended' (International Record Review)» More
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

En 1830, Felix composa le Lied en la majeur qu’il glissa dans une lettre envoyée de Munich à sa sœur. Long de seulement quinze mesures, ce lied aux allures d’improvisation s’achève doucement sur une demi-cadence suppliciante, comme si la conclusion allait suivre dans le prochain courrier. Il n’en fut rien et Mendelssohn ne publia jamais cette miniature lyrique.

extrait des notes rédigées par R Larry Todd © 2014
Français: Hypérion

1830 komponierte er ein weiteres derartiges Werk, das Lied in A-Dur, das er einem Brief beifügte, den er seiner Schwester aus München schickte. Es ist nur 15 Takte lang, beeindruckt als Improvisation und endet sanft mit einem Halbschluss, als sollte der abschließende Teil im nächsten Brief folgen. Das tat er jedoch nicht und der Komponist veröffentlichte diese lyrische Miniatur auch nicht.

aus dem Begleittext von R Larry Todd © 2014
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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