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Die Nachtigall
First line:
Da ging ich hin und dachte nicht an Liebe
circa 1821
author of text

'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 4' (CDA67739)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 4
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Die Nachtigall
Die Nachtigall, composed in about 1821, is a setting of an anonymous text, a circular poem in which we end where we began: ‘And I set out …’. For these words about the song of the nightingale arousing an erotic lament in the persona’s heart, the twelve-year-old Mendelssohn writes a song that is especially beautiful at those brief moments when the right-hand part soars above the singer’s plangent melody.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2009

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Details for CDA67739 track 19
Recording date
12 November 2008
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 4 (CDA67739)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: August 2009
    Please, someone, buy me …
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