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Des kleinen Friedrichs Geburtstag, K529

First line:
Es war einmal, ihr Leutchen
6 November 1787; first published in the Neue Kinderbibliothek
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John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recording details: June 1997
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: October 1998
Total duration: 2 minutes 40 seconds

Cover artwork: Initiation ceremony in a Viennese Masonic Lodge during the reign of Joseph II (1784) by Ignaz Unterberger (1748-1797)
Historisches Museum der Stadt Vienna / Bridgeman Art Library, London


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