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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67123
Recording details: January 1999
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: March 2000
Total duration: 1 minutes 40 seconds

Schlummerlied, Op 7 No 6
First line:
PŁppchen klein, pŁppchen mein
composer
1877
author of text

Introduction
The means employed in Schlummerlied, a lullaby taken from Heine’s early play William Ratcliff, is of the greatest economy: a repetitive, yet distinctively chromatic ‘charm’, suspended above an uninterrupted tonic pedal, provides mesmeric support for Stanford’s unassuming vocal lines which, especially in their melismatic flights of fancy, are almost Mahlerian.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble © 2000

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