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A Summer’s Day – Swedish Romantic Songs

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Catalogue numberBIS-SACD-1867
Release date2012-05-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate88200Hz

Brought together by Anne Sofie von Otter, the four composers on this disc lived during the space of less than a century, from the birth of Erik Gustaf Geijer in 1783 to the death of Adolf Fredrik Lindblad in 1878, and thus prepared the ground for the great generation of Swedish song composers, including Stenhammar, Peterson-Berger and Rangström. The thirty-two songs selected by von Otter and Bengt Forsberg, her piano partner of long standing, provide a broad image of the early development of a Swedish Lied tradition. At one end of the spectrum is the simple grace and tunefulness of Lindblad’s and Geijer’s songs, mainly intended for domestic performance and of a highly lyrical nature, in terms of both music and texts – which were often written by the composers themselves. Incidentally both Lindblad and Geijer were inspired by the great Swedish soprano Jenny Lind, who performed songs by especially Lindblad at concerts in Sweden and abroad, including Mån tro? Jo, jo! ('Would You Think? Indeed!') and Varning ('Warning') included here. In comparison, Franz Berwald seems to have been more intent on breaking new ground with his relatively complex songs, attempting to reach an international audience through his settings of German and French texts. He wrote just a handful of songs and most of these are early, pre-dating the symphonies on which his fame rests. August Söderman, finally, was the youngest of the four, and began his career as a successful theatre musician at an early age. By the time he emerged as a composer in the 1850s, public concerts were becoming more frequent, and at the same time Söderman discovered Wagner’s music – two factors which induced him to search for new forms of musical expression in his songs, with the aim to create a broader narrative with a greater dramatic force. With her usual gift for characterization, Anne Sofie von Otter brings these largely forgotten miniatures to charming life, with the support of Bengt Forsberg, and, in two duets, the baritone Fredrik Zetterström.
 
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  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Aftonen
01 Aftonen 02:13 $ 0.53 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Der schlummernde Amor
02 Der schlummernde Amor 01:30 $ 0.36 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Mån tro? Jo, jo!
03 Mån tro? Jo, jo! 02:17 $ 0.55 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Svanvits sang
04 Svanvits sång 02:12 $ 0.53 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Varning
05 Varning 02:50 $ 0.68 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Nattviolen
06 Nattviolen 02:18 $ 0.55 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Frieriet (duet)
07 Frieriet (duet) 02:18 $ 0.55 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  På gamla dagar (duet)
08 På gamla dagar (duet) 03:31 $ 0.84 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Vaggvisa
09 Vaggvisa 03:03 $ 0.73 USD
 
 
  Composer: Geijer, Erik Gustaf
  Blomplockerskan
10 Blomplockerskan 02:47 $ 0.67 USD
 
 
  Composer: Geijer, Erik Gustaf
  Gräl och allt väl
11 Gräl och allt väl 00:47 $ 0.19 USD
 
 
  Composer: Geijer, Erik Gustaf
  Min Politik
12 Min Politik 00:59 $ 0.24 USD
 
 
  Composer: Geijer, Erik Gustaf
  Skärslipargossen
13 Skärslipargossen 02:14 $ 0.54 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  En sommardag
14 En sommardag 02:16 $ 0.54 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Gubben vid vägen
15 Gubben vid vägen 02:24 $ 0.58 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  En ung flickas morgonbetraktelse
16 En ung flickas morgonbetraktelse 01:51 $ 0.44 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
  Bröllopsfärden
17 Bröllopsfärden 04:29 $ 1.08 USD
 
 
  Composer: Berwald, Franz
  Romance
18 Romance 02:35 $ 0.62 USD
 
 
  Composer: Berwald, Franz
  Lebt wohl ihr Berge
19 Lebt wohl ihr Berge 02:04 $ 0.50 USD
 
 
  Composer: Berwald, Franz
  Traum
20 Traum 03:37 $ 0.87 USD
 
 
  Composer: Berwald, Franz
  A votre âge
21 A votre âge 02:29 $ 0.60 USD
 
 
  Composer: Berwald, Franz
  En parcourant les doux climats
22 En parcourant les doux climats 02:06 $ 0.50 USD
 
 
  Composer: Berwald, Franz
  Den 4 Juli 1844 (Konung Oscar!)
23 Den 4 Juli 1844 (Konung Oscar!) 03:54 $ 0.94 USD
 
 
  Composer: Söderman, August
  Jungfrun i rosengård
24 Jungfrun i rosengård 02:01 $ 0.48 USD
 
 
  Composer: Söderman, August
  Jungfrun i det gröna
25 Jungfrun i det gröna 01:33 $ 0.37 USD
 
 
  Composer: Söderman, August
  Synden, døden
26 Synden, døden 02:24 $ 0.58 USD
 
 
  Composer: Söderman, August
  Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet
27 Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet 02:26 $ 0.58 USD
 
 
  Composer: Söderman, August
  Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
28 Im wunderschönen Monat Mai 00:48 $ 0.19 USD
 
 
  Composer: Söderman, August
  Flickan i skogen
29 Flickan i skogen 03:35 $ 0.86 USD
 
 
  Composer: Söderman, August
  Ballade
30 Ballade 01:41 $ 0.40 USD
 
 
  Composer: Söderman, August
  Serenad
31 Serenad 01:06 $ 0.26 USD
 
 
  Composer: Söderman, August
  Majvisa
32 Majvisa 02:18 $ 0.55 USD
 
  Album total 74:36
ComposerBerwald, Franz
Geijer, Erik Gustaf
Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
Söderman, August
Mezzo-sopranoOtter, Anne Sofie von
PianoForsberg, Bengt

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