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The South Wind
First line:
When gently blows the South Wind
composer
1899 to Heine's Die Lotosblume; revised 1908
author of text

Recordings
'Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs' (CDA67644)
Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs
Details

The South Wind
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The South Wind was originally composed in about 1899 as a setting of Heinrich Heine’s poem ‘Die Lotosblume’, but as Ives noted in 114 Songs he felt ‘the setting was unsatisfactory, and other words were written for it’. This was a new poem by Harmony Twichell, soon to become Ives’s wife, and the re-casting took place in 1908. Nevertheless 114 Songs prints the two texts as alternatives. Gravely expansive, this is one of Ives’s finest homages to the spirit of post-Brahmsian Romanticism.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67644 track 14
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-64414
Duration
2'41
Recording date
20 February 2007
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs (CDA67644)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: February 2008
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