Nightingale/Sprosser song

To: John Leonard <>
Subject: Nightingale/Sprosser song
From: Nikolas Haass <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 03:57:18 -0800 (PST)
Hi John,

Yes indeed, I think this is a Thrush Nightingale (Sprosser in German, Nattergal 
in Norwegian, Naektergal in Swedish): The song is quite slow and powerful and 
lacks the 'classic' crescendo flute introduction typical of (Common) 
Nightingale (Nachtigall in German, Sydlig Naektergal in Swedish). However one 
has to keep in mind that the recording may have been edited for the symphony, 
which may have impacted on speed and volume. Interestingly, the common name for 
Thrush Nightingale in Norwegian as well as in Swedish translates to 
"Nightingale", whereas (Common) Nightingale in Swedish translates to "Southern 
Nightingale", probably in Norwegian too (can't find it now). Therefore, I 
believe that there is a translation error in the sleeve notes.



Nikolas Haass

Sydney, NSW


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