Wanderer above the Sea of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich

Lord Byron's Hebrew Melodies, including "She Walks in Beauty," were meant to be sung to music composed by Isaac Nathan, the first prominent Jewish composer in England. Over time, Nathan's music has largely been forgotten while Byron's lyrics remain. This recording was provided free at Romantic Era Songs in the furtherance of musical education.

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