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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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E’en as a lovely flower is touchingly romantic, with haunting phrases and harmonies, and has remained one of the composer’s most popular songs. The poem is supposed to have been inspired by ‘a poor Jewish girl’ whom Heine found destitute on a Berlin street. There is no reason to doubt, as D H Lawrence and others have done, the sincerity of either poet or composer.
This important release brings together all forty-five of the songs composed by Frank Bridge, performed by a fine group of singers under the impeccable direction of Roger Vignoles, and represents a further revelation of the wealth of ‘English Renai ...» More
E’en as a lovely flower
So fair, so pure thou art;
I gaze on thee, and sadness
Comes stealing o’er my heart.
My hands I fain had folded
Upon thy soft brown hair,
Praying that God may keep thee
So lovely, pure, and fair.
Kate Freiligrath Kroeker (1845-1904) translation of Heine's Du bist wie eine Blume