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First line:
Low lie the mists
author of text

Mists was composed 1910. The poem is by Ives’s wife Harmony—an elegy after her mother’s sudden death that year. The manuscript, written while on vacation at Elk Lake in the Adirondacks, is dated ‘last mist at Pell’s Sep 20 1910’. This exquisite and deeply felt setting, with its brume of Impressionistic harmonies in contrary motion, is among Ives’s most atmospheric songs.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

Mists («Brumes») date de 1910 et utilise une élégie que Harmony, la femme de Ives, écrivit cette année-là après le décès subit de sa mère. Le manuscrit, rédigé pendant des vacances à Elk Lake (Adirondacks), porte la mention «dernière brume à Pell’s, 20 septembre 1910». Avec sa brume d’harmonies impressionnistes en mouvement contraire, cette pièce exquise, au ressenti profond, est l’une des mélodies ivesiennes les plus chargées en atmosphère.

extrait des notes rédigées par Calum MacDonald © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Mists wurde 1910 komponiert. Das Gedicht stammt von Ives’ Frau Harmony—eine Elegie nach dem plötzlichen Tod ihrer Mutter im gleichen Jahr. Das Autograph, das im Urlaub bei Elk Lake in den Adirondacks geschrieben wurde, ist mit „letzter Nebel bei Pell’s, 20. Sep. 1910“ datiert. Diese feinfühlige, tief empfundene Vertonung mit seinem Dunst impressionistischer Harmonien in Gegenbewegung gehört zu Ives’ atmosphärischsten Liedern.

aus dem Begleittext von Calum MacDonald © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel


Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs


Track 11 on CDA67644 [1'38]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67644 track 11

Recording date
20 February 2007
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Ives: Romanzo di Central Park & other songs (CDA67644)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: February 2008
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