Vocal duets - Felix Mendelssohn


Op. 9 no. 6

Opus 63
Ich wollt' meine Lieb' ergösse sich
Abschiedslied der Zugvögel
Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein

Op. 77
Das Ährenfeld
Lied aus Ruy Blas

(No opus number)
Wie kann ich froh und lustig sein?

Scores for all the above, except for Scheidend, are collected together in Peters Edition no. 1747. This volume also contains five duets of a religious or operatic nature, plus a duet  by Fanny Henselt-Mendelssohn. Despite the indication on page 1 that the two voices are soprano I and soprano II, they can be sung well by a female/male pair of voices.

Recordings of all the above are available on three Hyperion CDs, interspersed with solo songs and duets by Mendelssohn’s sister Fanny. Sound samples can be heard on the Hyperion website.

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