Grieg: Choir Music

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
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
  • EAN: 7318599916613
  • Catalog Number: 1661
  • Sales rank: 191,827

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ved Rondane (At Rondane), song for voice & piano, Op. 33/9 - Edvard Grieg & William Jewson (3:08)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byTrine Wilsberg Lund, Norwegian Soloists Choir, Grete Pedersen
  2. 2 Jeg lagde mig så sildig (I Lay Down So Late), folk song for baritone & male chorus, Op. 30/1 - Edvard Grieg & William Jewson (4:39)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byNorwegian Soloists Choir, Bård Bratlie, Grete Pedersen
  3. 3 Blegnet, segnet!, song for double chorus - Edvard Grieg & William Jewson (5:11)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byNorwegian Soloists Choir, Grete Pedersen
  4. 4 Ave Maris Stella, song for voice & piano, EG 150 - Edvard Grieg & William Jewson (3:34)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byNorwegian Soloists Choir, Grete Pedersen
  5. 5 Margretes Vuggesang (Margaret's Lullaby), romance for voice & piano, Op. 15/1 - Edvard Grieg & Henrik Ibsen (1:40)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byNorwegian Soloists Choir, Grete Pedersen
  6. 6 Kveldssang for Blakken (Good-night Song for Dobbin), song for voice & piano (Barnlige Sange No. 5), Op. 61/5 - Edvard Grieg & William Jewson (2:09)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byNorwegian Soloists Choir, Grete Pedersen
  7. 7 Landkjending (Land-Sighting), cantata for baritone, male chorus, orchestra & organ ad lib, Op. 31 - Edvard Grieg & Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (5:43)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byNorwegian Soloists Choir, Audun Iversen, Grete Pedersen
  8. 8 Våren (Last Spring), song for voice & piano, Op. 33/2 - Edvard Grieg & William Jewson (5:27)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byNorwegian Soloists Choir, Janne Berglund, Grete Pedersen
  9. 9 Folketone (Folk tune from Valdres), for piano (Stimmungen No. 4), Op. 73/4 - Edvard Grieg & William Jewson (1:53)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byNorwegian Soloists Choir, Grete Pedersen, Berit Norbakken Solset
  10. 10–13 Psalms (4) for baritone & chorus, Op. 74 - Percy Grainger & Edvard Grieg (26:53)
    Composed byEdvard Grieg
    Performed byNorwegian Soloists Choir, Bård Bratlie, Audun Iversen, Grete Pedersen
    1. 10I Himmelen (In Heav'n Above)
    2. 11Jesus Kristus er opfaren (Jesus Christ Our Lord is Risen)
    3. 12Guds Søn har gjort meg fri (God's Son Hath Set Me Free)
    4. 13Hvad est du dog skjøn (How Fair Is Thy Face)
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Norwegian Soloists Choir Primary Artist
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