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Ah, moon of my delight
composer
from In a Persian Garden (1896)
author of text
translator of text

Recordings
'Bird Songs at Eventide' (CDH55156)
Bird Songs at Eventide
Buy by post £4.40 CDH55156  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I  
'In praise of Woman' (CDH55159)
In praise of Woman
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55159  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'The Power of Love' (CDA67888)
The Power of Love
Buy by post £8.40 CDA67888  Composers of World War I  
'Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014' (HYP201408)
Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014
HYP201408  Download-only monthly sampler  
Details
Track 7 on CDA67888 [4'43] Composers of World War I
Track 11 on CDH55159 [4'39] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 14 on CDH55156 [4'59] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) Composers of World War I
Track 20 on HYP201408 [4'43] Download-only monthly sampler

Ah, moon of my delight
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly—and lo! the bird is on the wing.

This quote appears on the frontispiece of the autobiography of Liza Lehmann, written the year she died in London—1918. It epitomizes the feelings conjured up so beautifully in Ah, moon of my delight from her 1896 Omar Khayyám song cycle In a Persian Garden. This gifted composer-singer came from a family of poets and painters. Her parents were friends of Liszt and she, as a young girl, was accompanied at the piano by none other than Clara Schumann. Ah, moon of my delight is a miracle of gorgeous melodic line and compelling harmonies.

from notes by Robert White 1995

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