Mendelssohn There be none of Beauty's daughters; Sun of the sleepless Schumann Liederkreis, Op. 39 Mendelssohn Der Blumenkranz; Neue Liebe; Scheidend; Wanderlied; Nachtlied
Ailish Tynan soprano Iain Burnside piano
Written in the immediate frenzy of creativity following the end of a lengthy battle to marry his wife, Clara, Schumann’s Liederkreis plunges into dejected agony before at last emerging into a triumphant ecstasy as the singer wins his love: ‘She is yours! She is yours!’. This cycle is placed alongside a selection of songs from Schumann’s contemporary, Felix Mendelssohn.