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Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn: Complete Songs, Vol. 3


Release Date: 10/27/2017 
Label:  Champs Hill Records   Catalog #: 124  
Composer:  Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm MartineauSusana GasparGary GriffithsManuel Walser,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For this third volume in a complete survey of Mendelssohn songs, Malcolm Martineau shines the spotlight on ‘the other Mendelssohn’, with a complete volume of songs by his sister Fanny Hensel. Her professional attitude to domestic music-making is decribed by Martineau as ‘revolutionary’ and her early death, within five months of her celebrated brother, was a great loss to the musical world. Despite his enthusiasm and support for her work, Felix Mendelssohn did not approve of her publishing her work – but thankfully for us she defied it, daring to publish her Opus 1 songs under her own name a year before her death in 1847. For many years her music was appraised in the context of her brother’s work, considered as lesser clones of his output. Read more Now that more of her work is known, that opinion has changed thanks to work by scholars including Steven Rogers pointing to Fanny’s Bachian voice-leading in numerous passages, her complex interweaving of voice and piano parts, and more intense chromaticism than her brother achieves. The settings are of spring songs, of poetry by Eichendorff, Lenau, Schiller, Goethe and even Heine who she knew personally but did not like, but admitted to be a great poet. Malcolm Martineau has assembled, as always, a cast of wonderful young singers for this refreshing and important repertoire. Both volumes one and two have been highly critically acclaimed for both performance and sound quality. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lieder (6), Op. 1: no 5, Morgenständchen by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susana Gaspar (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
2.
Ich kann wohl manchmal singen by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Gary Griffiths (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
3.
Im Herbst by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Gary Griffiths (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
4.
Lieder (5), Op. 10: no 2, Der Vorwurf by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Gary Griffiths (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Germany 
5.
Traurige Wege by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Manuel Walser (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
6.
Der Eichwald brauset by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susana Gaspar (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Germany 
7.
Gegenwart by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Gary Griffiths (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
8.
Gleich Merlin dem eitlen Wiesen by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Manuel Walser (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
9.
Das Meer erglänzte weit hinaus by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Manuel Walser (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
10.
Fichtenbaum und Palme by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Manuel Walser (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
11.
Ach! Die Augen sind es wieder by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Manuel Walser (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
12.
Lieder (6), Op. 9: no 4, Die frühen Gräber by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susana Gaspar (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
13.
Lieder (6), Op. 1: no 3, Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
14.
Harfners Lied by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Manuel Walser (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
15.
Dämmrung senkte sich von oben by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Manuel Walser (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
16.
Suleika by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susana Gaspar (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
17.
Die Schiffende by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susana Gaspar (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1837; Germany 
18.
Kein Blick der Hoffnung by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Gary Griffiths (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Germany 
19.
Lieder (6), Op. 9: no 6, Die Mainacht by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susana Gaspar (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
20.
Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh, song for voice & piano (H. 285) by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Manuel Walser (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Germany 
21.
Wandrers Nachtlied I by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Manuel Walser (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
22.
Lieder (5), Op. 10: no 1, Nach Süden by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Germany 
23.
Lieder (6), Op. 1: no 2, Wanderlied by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Kitty Whately (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
24.
Lieder (5), Op. 10: no 5, Bergeslust by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Susana Gaspar (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Germany 

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