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Lieben und Schweigen
First line:
Ich flocht’ ein Kränzlein schöner Lieder
composer
1840/1; written for Konstantin von Tischendorf
author of text
1838; from the collection Maiknospen

Recordings
'Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5' (CDA67753)
Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 5
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Lieben und Schweigen
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Lieben und Schweigen was created in 1840 or 1841 as a gift for a friend, the Biblical scholar Konstantin von Tischendorf, who discovered what was for a time the oldest known copy of the Septuagint in a trash heap at a monastery on Mount Sinai. His single anthology of poetry, the Maiknospen (‘May Buds’) of 1838, is somewhat anodyne, but one sympathizes with the lover in this poem, who, like a shy scholar, never confesses his love. Mendelssohn gives him sweetly eloquent music to express what he otherwise could not.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2010

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