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

'Mendelssohn: On wings of song' (CDH55150)
Mendelssohn: On wings of song
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'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5' (CDA67753)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5
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Track 21 on CDH55150 [2'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Das Waldschloss
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 CDA66666 track 21
Recording date
11 March 1993
Recording venue
Studio 3, Bayerische Rundfunk, Munich, Germany
Recording producer
Helene Steffan
Recording engineer
Gerhard von Knobelsdorff
Hyperion usage
  1. Mendelssohn: On wings of song (CDA66666)
    Disc 1 Track 21
    Release date: February 1994
    Deletion date: March 2004
    Superseded by CDH55150
  2. Mendelssohn: On wings of song (CDH55150)
    Disc 1 Track 21
    Release date: March 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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