This album has been curated to guide the listener through the rich and varied musical life of the composer Fanny Hensel, including songs from the different compositional phases and poets Hensel chose to set.
Recorded at Mendelssohn-Haus, Leipzig where Hensel herself once lived, the 34 tracks on this recording feature many songs which have never been performed in public before, 17 of which are première recordings.
The CD features tenor Tim Parker-Langston a member of the Royal Opera chorus, Mezzo-sopranos Stephanie Wake-Edwards (Jette Parker alumni) and Jennifer Parker. Pianist Genevieve Ellis (assistant chorus master at the Royal Opera House), Jâms Coleman and Ewan Gilford.
The album cover features a specially commissioned work by Glasgow-based artist Kirsty Matheson.
Label: First Hand
Length: 82 mins