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

Recordings
'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 4' (CDA67739)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 4
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Die Nachtigall
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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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