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One of two Eichendorff settings published in 1835 (the other being Das Waldschloss), this memorable little song plays on the mild tension set up by placing an apparently carefree staccato piano accompaniment in the unexpected context of the minor mode. This becomes particularly apparent when Mendelssohn recalls the opening two lines at the end, celebrating the glorious sunshine in the decidedly un-radiant key of A minor.

from notes by Julian Haylock © 1998

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66906 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-66-90602
Duration
1'50
Recording date
22 February 1997
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Mendelssohn: Songs and Duets, Vol. 1 (CDA66906)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: February 1998
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