I skogen: Nordic Songs | BIS BIS2154

I skogen: Nordic Songs

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Label: BIS

Cat No: BIS2154

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 28th August 2015

Contents

Works

Alfven, Hugo

Songs (7), op.28 'Sju dikter av Ernest Thiel'
» Skogen sover

Grieg, Edvard

Songs (6), op.25
» no.2 En svane
Songs (6), op.48

Sibelius, Jean

Skogsraet (The Wood Nymph), JS171
Songs (6), op.50
Songs (6), op.90
» no.1 Norden

Stenhammar, Wilhelm

Sanger och Visor
» I skogen
Songs, op.4
» no.1 Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote
Visor och stamningar (Songs and Moods), op.26
» no.1 Vandraren (The Wanderer)
» no.2 Nattyxne (Butterfly Orchid)
» no.4 Jungfru Blond och Jungfru Brunett (Miss Blonde and Miss Brunette)
» no.5 Det far ett skepp (A Ship Sails)

Artists

Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Paul Rivinius (piano)

Works

Alfven, Hugo

Songs (7), op.28 'Sju dikter av Ernest Thiel'
» Skogen sover

Grieg, Edvard

Songs (6), op.25
» no.2 En svane
Songs (6), op.48

Sibelius, Jean

Skogsraet (The Wood Nymph), JS171
Songs (6), op.50
Songs (6), op.90
» no.1 Norden

Stenhammar, Wilhelm

Sanger och Visor
» I skogen
Songs, op.4
» no.1 Flickan kom ifran sin alsklings mote
Visor och stamningar (Songs and Moods), op.26
» no.1 Vandraren (The Wanderer)
» no.2 Nattyxne (Butterfly Orchid)
» no.4 Jungfru Blond och Jungfru Brunett (Miss Blonde and Miss Brunette)
» no.5 Det far ett skepp (A Ship Sails)

Artists

Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Paul Rivinius (piano)

About

Known to opera audiences worldwide, Camilla Tilling is also a dedicated recitalist. On two previous BIS releases, the Swedish soprano and her musical partner Paul Rivinius have interpreted Strauss as well as Schubert, to critical acclaim: 'Tilling takes her place among the leading Strauss sopranos of the day' (Sunday Times); 'a Schubert recital of rare pedigree' (Gramophone).

On her present offering she turns northwards, interpreting songs by Grieg, Sibelius and Wilhelm Stenhammar. The disc takes its title from an early song by Stenhammar, I skogen (‘In the forest’), and many of the selected songs are either played out in or depict natural settings, in a manner we are familiar with from Nordic composers. Stenhammar's contributions are all settings of poems in Swedish, but even though Sibelius and Grieg are represented mainly with settings of German texts – with the notable exceptions of Grieg's emblematic En Svane (‘A Swan’) and Sibelius's Norden (‘The North’) and Skogsrået (‘The Wood-Nymph’) – a tendency to give nature a musical leading role is evident.

The programme closes with a single song by Hugo AlfvénSkogen sover (‘The forest sleeps’).

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