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Fanny Mendelssohn: Lieder Vol 2 / Dorothea Craxton, Babette Dorn

Mendelssohn-hensel / Craxton / Dorn
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572781  
Composer:  Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea CraxtonBabette Dorn
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Felix Mendelssohn’s elder sister Fanny was for years just a footnote in music history, but is now recognized as a gifted composer in her own right. Possessing all of the fragile and intimate qualities of the German Romantic tradition, her songs are notable for their sensitive word-setting and deeply personal expressiveness. This second volume includes ten world première recordings and is a collection of mostly unknown and unpublished settings of German poets such as Heine, Goethe and Hölty, coupled with six songs in English to texts by Byron and Mary Alexander. Felix Mendelssohn’s elder sister Fanny was for years just a footnote in music history, but is now recognized as a gifted composer in her own right. Possessing all of the fragile and intimate qualities of the German Romantic tradition, her songs are notable for their sensitive word-setting and deeply personal expressiveness. This second volume includes ten world première recordings and is a collection of mostly unknown and unpublished settings of German poets such as Heine, Goethe and Hölty, coupled with six songs in English to texts by Byron and Mary Alexander. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wenn ich mir in stiller Seele by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
2.
Wenn der Frühling kommt by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Germany 
3.
Verlust by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
4.
Suleika by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
5.
Lieder (6), Op. 9: no 6, Die Mainacht by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
6.
Lieder (3): There be none by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
7.
Lieder (3): Farewell by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
8.
Lieder (3): Bright be the place by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
9.
Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
10.
Fichtenbaum und Palme by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838 
11.
Die Schiffende by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1837; Germany 
12.
Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
13.
Ach! Die Augen sind es wieder by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
14.
Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
15.
Was will die einsame Trane by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
16.
Uber die Berge by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
17.
Once o'er my dark and troubled life by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
18.
I wander through the wood and weep by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
19.
What means the lonely tear by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
20.
Zauberkreis by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
21.
Von dir, mein Lieb, ich scheiden muss by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
22.
Totenklage by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
23.
In die Ferne by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
24.
Maigesang by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
25.
Seufzer by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
26.
Sehnsucht nach Italien by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
27.
Mignon by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
28.
Lied aus der Ferne by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Dorothea Craxton (Soprano), Babette Dorn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

Sound Samples

Wenn der Fruhling kommt mit dem Sonnenschein
Ach, die Augen sind es wieder
Fichtenbaum und Palme (Fir Tree and Palm): Fichtenbaum und Palme
Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
Verlust (Loss): Verlust
Was will die einsame Trane
Uber die Berge
Ich wandelte unter den Baumen
Once o'er my dark and troubled life
I wander through the wood and weep
What means the lonely tear?
Bright be the place of thy soul!
Farewell
There be none of Beauty's daughters
Zauberkreis
Von dir, mein Lieb, ich scheiden muss
Totenklage
In die Ferne
6 Lieder, Op. 9 (text by L.H.C. Holty): 6 Lieder, Op. 9: No. 6. Die Mainacht
Maigesang
Seufzer
Die Schiffende
Wenn ich mir in stiller Seele
Sehnsucht nach Italien
Mignon
Lied aus der Ferne
Suleika: Wie mit innigstem Behagen
Suleika: Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen

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