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Das Waldschloss
First line:
Wo noch kein Wand'rer gegangen
composer
1835
author of text
Der Kühne

Recordings
'Mendelssohn: On wings of song' (CDH55150)
Mendelssohn: On wings of song
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55150  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5' (CDA67753)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67753  2CDs for the price of 1  
Details
Track 7 on CDA67753 CD1 [2'05] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 21 on CDH55150 [2'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Das Waldschloss
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Das Waldschloss is a setting of Der Kühne (‘The Bold Man’), an eerie exercise in Romantic folklore with under- and overtones of Eichendorff’s characteristic religious meanings (he was a dogmatic Roman Catholic). A bold hunter goes above and beyond the limits explored by others in his pursuit of Nature and sensuality; in his sinfulness, he vanishes from all knowledge into the depths of the forest (that age-old symbol of the subconscious) once he declares his allegiance to love. For this quasi-medievalizing poem, Mendelssohn uses the ‘alt-Deutsch’ musical style, full of horn-calls and dotted rhythms, associated with tales of knights and castles in nineteenth-century song.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2010

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Details for CDA67753 disc 1 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-75307
Duration
2'05
Recording date
12 November 2008
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5 (CDA67753)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: July 2010
    2CDs for the price of 1
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