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First line:
Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen
4 December 1836
author of text

This song was Fanny’s second setting of the poem and probably written before Felix’s version. The famous poem is much more well known in the setting by Schubert and it is interesting that Fanny chose the same key of B flat major for her version. The accompaniment evokes the soft arpeggiation of a lute as Suleika begs the West Wind to carry her message of love.

from notes by Eugene Asti and Susan Gritton © 2000


Mendelssohn (Fanny): Lieder


Track 23 on CDH55360 [3'06]

Track-specific metadata for CDH55360 track 23

Recording date
17 March 1999
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Mendelssohn (Fanny): Lieder (CDA67110)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: January 2000
    Deletion date: July 2008
    Superseded by CDH55360
  2. Mendelssohn (Fanny): Lieder (CDH55360)
    Disc 1 Track 23
    Release date: April 2013
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