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Wie des Mondes Abbild zittert, Op 7 No 2

composer
1877
author of text

 
In Wie des Mondes Abbild zittert, the moon’s ghostly image, shaken by the wild surge of the sea’s waves, is mirrored in the lover’s own sense of torment as he remembers his beloved. Stanford’s sense of control – the tangential opening on the dominant, the avoidance of cadence, the interplay between voice and piano, the perfect reflection of the poem’s meaning in the modified ternary design, and the closing rhetorical gesture of the final bars – is masterly.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble © 2000

Recordings

Stanford: Songs, Vol. 1
CDA67123

Details

Track 15 on CDA67123 [1'52]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67123 track 15

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-00-12315
Duration
1'52
Recording date
27 January 1999
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Stanford: Songs, Vol. 1 (CDA67123)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: March 2000
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