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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 CDA66666 track 21
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-66621
Duration
2'14
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    Superseded by CDH55150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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