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Track(s) taken from CDD22071

E'en as a lovely flower

August 1903
author of text
Du bist wie eine Blume
translator of text

Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Recording details: January 1997
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: June 1997
Total duration: 3 minutes 15 seconds

Cover artwork: Alby, Norfolk by John Middleton (1827-1856)
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

E’en as a lovely flower is touchingly romantic, with haunting phrases and harmonies, and has remained one of the composer’s most popular songs. The poem is supposed to have been inspired by ‘a poor Jewish girl’ whom Heine found destitute on a Berlin street. There is no reason to doubt, as D H Lawrence and others have done, the sincerity of either poet or composer.

from notes by Michael Pilkington © 1997

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