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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

 
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

Recordings

Bridge: Songs
CDD220712CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Details

Track 1 on CDD22071 CD2 [1'38] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Track-specific metadata 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    2CDs Superseded by CDD22071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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