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Durch Fichten am Hügel
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Mendelssohn’s setting of Durch Fichten am Hügel (Schubert set it as Lied der Liebe in 1814) exists only as an unfinished draft, with only the first verse of Matthisson’s six-stanza poem from 1792–3 notated; Eugene Asti has opted to repeat the subsequent verses he supplies (Nos 2, 4 and 6) by starting from the beginning each time with the brief, rippling introductory figure in the piano. Adelaïde-like (and that, of course, is another poem by Matthisson), the beloved’s image is imprinted everywhere in Nature, and the persona sings of her with grace-noted grace. Remnants of sealing wax on the autograph manuscript would seem to indicate that Mendelssohn himself abandoned all thought of returning to the song, but we are glad to have this charming miniature.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2009

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67739 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-09-73911
Duration
2'31
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. 4 (CDA67739)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: August 2009
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