210. birthday 2015

“Madame Hensel was an unforgettable musician, an excellent pianist, an intellectually superior woman. She was small, almost slight, but the fire that burned in her eyes revealed extraordinary energy. As a composer, she was exceptionally gifted ...” Charles Gounod

 

Wenn ich mir in stiller Seele
Singe leise Lieder vor:
Wie ich fühle, daß sie fehle,
Die ich einzig auserkor.

Möcht’ ich hoffen, daß sie sänge
Was ich ihr so gern vertraut;
Ach! aus dieser Brust und Enge
Drängen frohe Lieder laut.

J. W. Goethe to Fanny Mendelssohn, 1827


Wenn ich mir in stiller Seele has been dedicated from Goethe to Fanny in 1827.
The 22 years-old Fanny wrote the composition on this text in 1828.

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