Grieg: Choir Music

Grieg: Choir Music

by Norwegian Soloists Choir
     
 

Though as central to his compositional career as his piano works, Grieg's choral works are rarely heard outside his native land and even more rarely recorded. This splendid 2007 BIS disc with Grete Pedersen leading the Norske Solistkor (the Norwegian Soloists' Choir) adds 13 a cappella pieces to the international Grieg catalog. Some areSee more details below

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Though as central to his compositional career as his piano works, Grieg's choral works are rarely heard outside his native land and even more rarely recorded. This splendid 2007 BIS disc with Grete Pedersen leading the Norske Solistkor (the Norwegian Soloists' Choir) adds 13 a cappella pieces to the international Grieg catalog. Some are intimately emotional secular works like "Margaret's Cradle Song," while others are grander scared works like the setting of "Ave, Maris Stella." Some like "As I Lay Down So Late" were originally composed for the medium, while others were adapted for the medium either by the composer from one of his songs as in "Last Spring" or by the conductor from one of his piano pieces as in "Once Upon a Time" from the Opus 71 set of "Lyric Pieces." And the last of them, the "Four Psalms" written directly for chorus, are the composer's last works for any medium. Like the best of Grieg's music in any genre, each work here is lovely, particularly in these warm yet clear performances by Pedersen and the Norwegian choir recorded in deep, resonant sound by BIS.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2007
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318599916613
catalogNumber:
1661
Rank:
145737

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Tracks

  1. Ved Rondane (At Rondane), song for voice & piano, Op. 33/9  - Edvard Grieg  - William Jewson  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Robert Suff  - Aasmund Olavsson Vinje  - Anke Budweg  - Trine Wilsberg Lund  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - Grete Pedersen
  2. Jeg lagde mig så sildig (I Lay Down So Late), folk song for baritone & male chorus, Op. 30/1  - Edvard Grieg  - William Jewson  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Robert Suff  - Anke Budweg  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - Bård Bratlie  - Grete Pedersen
  3. Blegnet, segnet!, song for double chorus  - Edvard Grieg  - William Jewson  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Robert Suff  - Anke Budweg  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - O.P. Monrad  - Grete Pedersen
  4. Ave Maris Stella, song for voice & piano, EG 150  - Edvard Grieg  - William Jewson  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Robert Suff  - Anke Budweg  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - Grete Pedersen
  5. Margretes Vuggesang (Margaret's Lullaby), romance for voice & piano, Op. 15/1  - Edvard Grieg  - Henrik Ibsen  - William Jewson  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Robert Suff  - Anke Budweg  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - Grete Pedersen
  6. Kveldssang for Blakken (Good-night Song for Dobbin), song for voice & piano (Barnlige Sange No. 5), Op. 61/5  - Edvard Grieg  - William Jewson  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Robert Suff  - Nordahl Rolfsen  - Anke Budweg  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - Grete Pedersen
  7. Landkjending (Land-Sighting), cantata for baritone, male chorus, orchestra & organ ad lib, Op. 31  - Edvard Grieg  - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson  - William Jewson  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Kåre Nordstoga  - Robert Suff  - Anke Budweg  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - Audun Iversen  - Grete Pedersen
  8. Våren (Last Spring), song for voice & piano, Op. 33/2  - Edvard Grieg  - William Jewson  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Robert Suff  - Aasmund Olavsson Vinje  - Anke Budweg  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - Janne Berglund  - Silje Marie Aker Johnsen  - Grete Pedersen
  9. Folketone (Folk tune from Valdres), for piano (Stimmungen No. 4), Op. 73/4  - Edvard Grieg  - William Jewson  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Robert Suff  - Anke Budweg  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - Grete Pedersen  - Berit Norbakken Solset
  10. Psalms (4) for baritone & chorus, Op. 74  - Edvard Grieg  - Percy Grainger  - Hans Adolf Brorson  - William Jewson  - Laurentius Laurentii  - Arlette Lemieux-Chené  - Robert Suff  - Hans Tomisson  - Anke Budweg  -  Norwegian Soloists Choir  - Bård Bratlie  - Audun Iversen  - Grete Pedersen

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