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Tanzt dem schönen Mai entgegen
composer
circa 1823/4
author of text

Recordings
'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 4' (CDA67739)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 4
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Tanzt dem schönen Mai entgegen
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Tanzt dem schönen Mai entgegen, possibly composed in 1823–4, is the first of a group of spring songs and idylls: one of Felix’s favourite genres. Those who live in northern climes know full well the ecstasy that spring’s arrival brings with it; for this, his earliest spring song, he turned to the poetry of Ludwig Hölty (born 1748, one year before Goethe’s birth, died at age twenty-seven in 1776 of tuberculosis), a member of the Hainbund, or ‘League of the Grove’, a small group of poets in Göttingen who created a new feeling for Nature in their works.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2009

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67739 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-09-73913
Duration
1'47
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 13
    Release date: August 2009
    Please, someone, buy me …
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