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Der Sennin Heimweh

First line:
Tret' ich aus meiner Hütte
author of text

Johann Baptist Wenzel Kalliwoda [Jan Křtitel Václav Kalivoda] (1801-66) studied violin and composition at the Conservatory of his native Prague. He spent most of his career conducting Prince von Fürstenberg’s orchestra at Donaueschingen, married the opera singer Teresa Brunetti (1803-92), and their son Wilhelm served as Kapellmeister at Karlsruhe. Kalliwoda’s output was large (Der Sennin Heimweh of 1862 is his opus 236), including 2 operas, orchestral, chamber and piano works; his songs were widely admired. Der Sennin Heimweh is characteristically tender reflection on the theme of ‘no place like home’. Whenever the music strays into the minor mode, that mood is soon dispelled with a return to the major and affirmation of where the heart truly lies, comfortingly consoled by the clarinet’s gentle yodelling. (The homesick girl is a Sennin: contraction of a word for an Alpine dairymaid, Sennerin.)

from notes by Derek Watson © 2011


The Captive Nightingale
Studio Master: SIGCD398Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 11 on SIGCD398 [4'53] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD398 track 11

Recording date
13 December 2010
Recording venue
Trackdown Studios, Sydney, Australia
Recording producer
Lyle Chan
Recording engineer
Bob Scott
Hyperion usage
  1. The Captive Nightingale (SIGCD398)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: January 2016
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