V 1: Complete Songs
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A gifted composer of some 500 works, mainly songs and small piano pieces, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel has been eclipsed by the fame of her younger brother Felix Mendelssohn. Yet her sensitivity in setting the German Romantic poets she loved, principally G
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The opus is a "work" that was presented as one body....not dismembered and strewn about with other parts no matter what the intention was (cf. Shelley). There is a coherence to the Opusuri (yeah, I had to look that one up.)
The Liner notes are informative....but as a weakness, no English translation for the lyrics....which the Arte Nova recording very graciously includes. You will enjoy both recordings even though there is substantial overlap in material....but if you can only get one...
Finally, my "used, like new" CD from "importcds" was in very good condition and liners etc. in English. When I loaded CD the titles were in Asian. No problem, just "edit" the beautiful, incomprehensible Asian symbols with the garish, utilitarian English in your music software.