Hyperion Records

All things that we clasp and cherish
composer
21 January 1907
author of text
Was wir leiblich fest besessen, from Schattenküsse, Schattenliebe
translator of text

Recordings
'Bridge: Songs' (CDD22071)
Bridge: Songs
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Details
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All things that we clasp and cherish
The Heine solo setting All things that we clasp and cherish is concerned with one of the composer’s perennial subjects: the inevitable decay of beauty. The first verse is, perhaps wisely, omitted by Bridge:

Shadow-love and shadow kisses,
Life of shadows, wondrous strange!
Shall all hours be sweet as this is,
Silly darling, safe from change?

As a result he is forced to set the second verse twice, one four-line stanza being somewhat short for a whole song; the music is so arranged that the repetition is not immediately obvious.

from notes by Michael Pilkington © 1997

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDD22071 disc 2 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-18201
Duration
1'38
Recording date
16 January 1997
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Bridge: Songs (CDA67181/2)
    Disc 2 Track 1
    Release date: June 1997
    Deletion date: April 2008
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22071
  2. Bridge: Songs (CDD22071)
    Disc 2 Track 1
    Release date: July 2014
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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