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Ah, moon of my delight

from In a Persian Garden (1896)
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The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly—and lo! the bird is on the wing.

This quote appears on the frontispiece of the autobiography of Liza Lehmann, written the year she died in London—1918. It epitomizes the feelings conjured up so beautifully in Ah, moon of my delight from her 1896 Omar Khayyám song cycle In a Persian Garden. This gifted composer-singer came from a family of poets and painters. Her parents were friends of Liszt and she, as a young girl, was accompanied at the piano by none other than Clara Schumann. Ah, moon of my delight is a miracle of gorgeous melodic line and compelling harmonies.

from notes by Robert White © 1995


Bird Songs at Eventide
In Praise of Woman
The Power of Love


Track 7 on CDA67888 [4'43]
Track 11 on CDH55159 [4'39]
Track 14 on CDH55156 [4'59]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67888 track 7

Recording date
17 December 2010
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. The Power of Love (CDA67888)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: February 2012
  2. Hyperion sampler - February 2012 (HYP201202)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2012
    Download-only sampler
  3. Hyperion sampler - August 2014 (HYP201408)
    Disc 1 Track 20
    Release date: August 2014
    Download-only sampler
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