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Ah, moon of my delight

composer
from In a Persian Garden (1896)
author of text
translator of text

 
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

Recordings

Bird Songs at Eventide
CDH55156Composers of World War I
In praise of Woman
CDH55159
The Power of Love
CDA67888Composers of World War I
Hyperion monthly sampler – August 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201408Download-only monthly sampler

Details

Track 7 on CDA67888 [4'43] Composers of World War I
Track 11 on CDH55159 [4'39]
Track 14 on CDH55156 [4'59] Composers of World War I
Track 20 on HYP201408 [4'43] Download-only monthly sampler

Track-specific metadata for CDH55159 track 11

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-70911
Duration
4'39
Recording date
20 November 1993
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. In praise of Woman (CDA66709)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: July 1994
    Deletion date: June 2004
    Superseded by CDH55159
  2. In praise of Woman (CDH55159)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: June 2004
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