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Track(s) taken from CDH55064

Lied ohne Worte, Op 109


Richard Lester (cello), Susan Tomes (piano)
Recording details: October 1988
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Keith Warren & Keith Wicks
Release date: July 1991
Total duration: 5 minutes 8 seconds

Cover artwork: View of the Tegernsee looking towards the Quirinus Chapel (1825) by Johann Georg von Dillis (1759-1841)


'Since the performances are expert in every respect this disc deserves a wide audience' (Classic CD)

'Chamber-music playing of the highest order, empathetic and warm-hearted' (Birmingham Post)
The Song without Words Opus 109 was Mendelssohn’s last work for cello and piano, written in 1845 but published after his death. It belongs to the great series of Songs without Words which run through his compositions from 1830 onwards. All are lyrical miniatures, and the ‘song’ for cello is one of the most perfect and memorable.

from notes by Susan Tomes © 1991

La «Romance sans paroles» (Lied ohne Worte) Opus 109, dernière œuvre de Mendelssohn pour violoncelle et piano, fut écrite en 1845 mais publiée seulement après sa mort. Elle appartient à la grande série de Romances sans paroles qui jalonnent ses compositions à partir de 1830. Ce sont toutes des miniatures lyriques, et la romance pour violoncelle est l’une des plus parfaites et des plus mémorables.

extrait des notes rédigées par Susan Tomes © 1991
Français: Elisabeth Rhodes

Das Lied ohne Worte Op. 109 war Mendelssohns letztes Werk für Cello und Klavier, das 1845 geschrieben, aber erst nach seinem Tod veröffentlicht wurde. Es gehört jener grossartigen Serie von Liedern ohne Worte an, die ab 1830 sein Oeuvre durchziehen. Es handelt sich dabei in allen Fällen um lyrische Miniaturen, und das „Lied“ für Cello ist eines der perfektesten und einprägsamsten.

aus dem Begleittext von Susan Tomes © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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