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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66906
Recording details: February 1997
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: February 1998
Total duration: 2 minutes 32 seconds

'An exceptionally engaging disc' (Classic CD)

'The most attractive programming of the Mendelssohn duets yet devised' (Fanfare, USA)

Der Blumenkranz
First line:
An Celias Baum in stiller Nacht
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This delicately sensual setting is well matched by Mendelssohn’s heartfelt melodic outpourings, this time through-composed so that the second stanza launches with completely new material in the tonic minor. Although the ‘Tröpfchen Tau’ receive no fewer than four mentions they are all quite different in character, the droplets being variously picked out by the piano.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 1998

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