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Si mes vers avaient des ailes
1888; transcription for cello and piano by the composer

'Hahn: Chamber Music' (CDH55379)
Hahn: Chamber Music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55379  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Hahn: Chansons grises & other songs' (CDH55040)
Hahn: Chansons grises & other songs
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'Hahn: Songs' (CDA67141/2)
Hahn: Songs
Buy by post £20.00 CDA67141/2  2CDs  
'The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2' (HYP20)
The Essential Hyperion, Vol. 2
HYP20  2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
Track 1 on CDA67141/2 CD1 [2'11] 2CDs
Track 10 on CDH55040 [2'11] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 11 on CDH55379 [1'53] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 13 on HYP20 CD2 [2'11] 2CDs Super-budget price sampler — Deleted

Si mes vers avaient des ailes
The short transcription of Hahn’s youthful setting (1888) of Victor Hugo’s poem Si mes vers avaient des ailes (‘If my verses had wings’; the original song, dedicated to Hahn’s sister Maria, is recorded on Hyperion CDA67141/2) casts a backward glance towards the music of compatriot Léon Boëllmann (1862–1897) in its arpeggiated piano figures, its arch-shaped melodic lines and clear harmonic restraint. Hugo’s original text reflects the Romantic aspiration of the heart.

from notes by Jeremy Filsell © 2004

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