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Track(s) taken from CDH55159

Ah, moon of my delight

composer
from In a Persian Garden (1896)
author of text
translator of text

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Recording details: November 1993
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: July 1994
Total duration: 4 minutes 39 seconds
 
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Ah, moon of my delight  [4'39]

Other recordings available for download

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Reviews

'Another delightful disc. They couldn't have more perceptive or loving or enthusiastic interpreters … unreservedly recommended' (Gramophone)

'An impressive and delightful disc … his unusual and appealing repertoire makes an exceptionally appealing recital' (BBC Music Magazine)
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly—and lo! the bird is on the wing.

This quote appears on the frontispiece of the autobiography of Liza Lehmann, written the year she died in London—1918. It epitomizes the feelings conjured up so beautifully in Ah, moon of my delight from her 1896 Omar Khayyám song cycle In a Persian Garden. This gifted composer-singer came from a family of poets and painters. Her parents were friends of Liszt and she, as a young girl, was accompanied at the piano by none other than Clara Schumann. Ah, moon of my delight is a miracle of gorgeous melodic line and compelling harmonies.

from notes by Robert White 1995

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