Ich halte ihr die Augen zu, Op 7 No 5

composer
1877
author of text

 
Ich halte ihr die Augen zu is taken from Neue Gedichte, a collection whose enigmatic love sentiments Stanford clearly found enchanting. The precedent of Schumann – the highly calculated chromatic nuances, the delicate piano filigree, and the poignant use of appoggiaturas – is clearly in evidence, but there is also an extraordinary adroitness in the development of the song’s simple lyricism, a fact apparent in the reiteration of the opening phrase (‘Ich halte ihr die Augen zu’) which recurs each time on a different tonal plane, charged, as was Stanford’s intention, with different meaning.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble © 2000

Recordings

Stanford: Songs, Vol. 1
CDA67123

Details

Track 16 on CDA67123 [2'22]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67123 track 16

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-00-12316
Duration
2'22
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 16
    Release date: March 2000