Grieg: Seks Sange, Op. 48 (Six Songs)

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Miah Persson sings Songs by Schubert, Sibelius & Grieg

Miah Persson sings Songs by Schubert, Sibelius & Grieg


Seks Sange, Op. 48

Hjertets Melodier af H. C.Andersen, Op. 5 No. 3 'Jeg elsker Dig'



Suleika I, D720

Ganymed, D544 (Goethe)

Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, D877/4

Rastlose Liebe, D138

Du bist die Ruh D776 (Rückert)

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D965 (Von Chezy / Muller)

Richard Hosford (clarinet)


Våren flyktar hastigt, Op. 13 No. 4 (Text: Runeberg)

Den första kyssen, Op. 37 No. 1 (Text: J.L. Runeberg)

Var det en dröm? Op. 37 No. 4 (J.J. Wecksell)

Säf, säf, susa, Op. 36 No. 4 (Text: Gustav Fröding)

Flickan kom från sin älsklings möte, Op. 37, No. 5

Miah Persson (soprano) & Roger Vignoles (piano)

Famed for her highly intelligent performances and deep engagement with music, Swedish soprano Miah Persson is in great demand throughout the world. She returned to Wigmore Hall last February with internationally renowned accompanist Roger Vignoles to perform a wonderfully emotive and dramatic programme.

Opening with some of the most celebrated Schubert Lieder, Persson revealed a refined interpretation of each song, searching deep within the texts to convey emotions from agony to ecstasy. With great passion, Persson then entered the Scandinavian sound world to complete her programme with Grieg’s stormy Six Songs and a beautiful collection of Sibelius’s most evocative settings.

“'Gretchen am Spinnrade' is a model of how a middle-weight voice can scale the song's peaks thanks to an inner conviction and trusting how the notes and words can shoulder the dramatic weight...So beautiful is her enunciation in the Swedish-language Sibelius songs that you could take phonetic dictation...The Grieg songs show signs of vocal tiring...In 'Die verschwiegene Nachtigall', though, one can hardly imagine a more alluring nightingale song.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2012

“a lovely, beautifully balanced recital...In an opening Schubert set, Persson, for all the natural brightness of her voice, achieves the right aching heaviness in Lied der Mignon, and a beguiling sense of gentle repose in Du bist die Ruh.” Sunday Times, 15th July 2012

“Persson is beautiful and so is her voice, so she starts with a big advantage. But that is only the start...I did find...that there was a danger of monotony, undercharacterisation and reliance on sheer undeniable vocal beauty. Roger Vignoles is an ideal accompanist, setting the mood with a few notes or chords” BBC Music Magazine, September 2012 ***

“Persson clearly relishes the possibility of characterization particular songs...The voice is light and lyric throughout but there's power too when required, so the final lines of Du bist die Ruh are radiant...However - and this is possibly a subjective caveat - what Persson lacks is the kind of rounded warm tone and inner conviction that makes the best Schubert recitals so warmly satisfying...Hosford is the perfect partner up on the rock” International Record Review, September 2012

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Daniel Behle - Lieder

Daniel Behle - Lieder


Der Kuss, Op. 128

Adelaide, Op. 46


Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op. 61


Seks Sange, Op. 48


Der Musensohn, D764 (Goethe)

Ständchen 'Leise flehen meine Lieder', D957 No. 4

Ungeduld (No. 7 from Die schöne Müllerin, D795)


An die Enfernte



Am Flusse

Daniel Behle (tenor) & Oliver Schnyder (piano)

German tenor Daniel Behle has won several prizes at international singing competitions, notably First prize in the International Robert Stolz Competition 2004, First prize in the Queen Sonja Competition 2005 in Oslo and second prize in the International Competition - Cologne 2002.

On his first recording for Phoenix Edition he sings a collection of songs by Schubert, Beethoven, Grieg, Britten and Trojahn, beautifully accompanied by Oliver Schnyder.

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Grieg - Songs

Grieg - Songs


Seks Digte af Ibsen, Op. 25 (Texts: Henrik Ibsen)

Seks Sange, Op. 48

Haugtussa, Op. 67

Hjertets melodier, Op. 5 (Texts: Hans Christian Andersen)

The Princess, EG133

Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano) & Julius Drake (piano)

Hyperion is delighted to present a disc of Grieg’s songs. Grieg’s sheer range as a song-writer—from the shortest settings, folk-like and immediate, to the depth of distinctive inspiration that runs through every bar of the major cycle Haugtussa—places him without question among the finest masters of the genre. Arne Garborg’s verse-novel Haugtussa created a deep impression on Grieg. The resulting marriage of poetry and music is one of the miracles of the nineteenth-century song-cycle genre. Many regard this work as Grieg’s masterpiece: it is certainly one of the greatest song-cycles for the female voice ever written, revealing the composer at the very height of his powers.

“Karnéus is a singer of natural warmth and spontaneity who possesses what Grieg called the gift of "reading between the lines" and "interpreting a half-told tale"… A glorious disc.” The Telegraph, 5th July 2008

“Grieg's aim was to invest the Norwegian art song with the status - national, as well as aesthetic - of the German lied. That he succeeded is borne out by every track of this beautifully programmed disc...Karnéus's performances are thrillingly awash with grand passions and high voltage drama. Drake is faultless.” The Guardian, 11th July 2008 ****

“There can never be too many recordings of Grieg's masterpiece, Haugtussa ('The Mountain Maid')… In the mezzo-soprano of Katarina Karnéus, Haugtussa becomes a darkly erotic tale…” BBC Music Magazine, Proms 2008 ****

“The Swedish mezzo has illustrious rivals but delights in Grieg's tuneful songs… in Haugtussa. Karnéus and Julius Drake are all over the imagery, scenery and sexuality of Garborg's verse novel in thrilling and well worked detail.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2008

“Anne Sofie von Otter's Grieg recital for DG (see above) did much to encourage singers outside Scandinavia to bring back to the concert platform – and the public again to listen to – songs which their great-grandparents knew well but their parents had almost forgotten. Now another front-ranking Swedish mezzo-soprano has recorded core components of the Grieg song repertoire. Like her compatriot, Katarina Karnéus includes the Op 67 'Mountain Maid' cycle, the Ibsen settings, the six German lyrics of Op 48 and the early Hans Christian Andersen 'Melodies of the Heart', adding, suitably, the less well known 'The Princess' to words by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
Compare Karnéus, von Otter and Kirsten Flagstad (one of at least three recordings) in Haugtussa.
Karnéus and Julius Drake are all over the imagery, scenery and sexuality of Garborg's verse novel in thrilling and well worked detail. Flagstad may appear at first hearing to be limiting herself to heroic declamation and her pianist (regular collaborator Edwin McArthur) just mapping out the written notes, but her sheer joy in singing her own language, and the subtlety of her pointing of the text (a half-smile, a raised eyebrow) and cunning use of her large voice make their own points.
Von Otter has something of both sides – a weightier tone and more reserve than Karnéus but a much wider colour range than Flagstad chooses to deploy – and Bengt Forsberg is a magician in these accompaniments.
Elsewhere the Karnéus performances are good and lively in the Scandinavian lyrics (a passionate 'Jeg elsker dig', a good range of moods in the Ibsen settings), more formal in the German settings.
All Saints Church in Finchley, north London, sounds especially resonant here, not everywhere an advantage in such text-oriented settings. Lots to enjoy and celebrate then, but don't ignore the competition.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Grieg - The Complete Songs Volume 3

Grieg - The Complete Songs Volume 3


Vier Lieder für Altstimme, Op. 2

Fire digte af 'Fiskerjenten'. Op. 21

Songs from 'Haugtussa' (not included in Op. 67)

Seks Sange, Op. 48

Siehst du das Meer, EG 121 (text: Emanuel Geibel)

Der Jäger, EG 157 (text: W. Schulz)

Under Juletraeet, EG 144 (text: Nordahl Rolfsen)

Julens Vuggesang, EG 155 (text: Adolf Langsted)

Monica Groop (mezzo-soprano), Ilmo Ranta (piano)

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Grieg: Songs

Grieg: Songs


Fem Digte af John Paulsen, Op. 26 No. 1 'Et håb'

Ich liebe Dich, Op. 5 No. 3

Hjertets Melodier af H. C.Andersen, Op. 5 No. 1 'To brune Øjne'

Fire digte af 'Fiskerjenten'. Op. 21

The Princess, EG133

Fra Monte Pincio, Op. 39 No. 1

Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song

Peer Gynt: Solveig's Song

Seks Sange, Op. 48

Margrethes vuggesang (Margaret’s Cradle Song)

Jeg reiste en deiling Sommerkvaeld, Op. 26 No. 2

Med en Primula veris, Op. 26 No. 4

Våren, Op. 33 No. 2

I Liden hojt deroppe, Op. 39 No. 3

Til en II, Op. 59 No. 4

Mens jeg venter (On the Water), Op. 60 No. 3

En svane (No. 2 from Seks Digte af Henrik Ibsen, Op. 25)

Forårsregn (No. 6 from Seks Digte af Holger Drachmann, Op. 49)

Ved Rondane (from 12 Songs Op. 33)

En fuglevise, Op. 25 No. 6

Bodil Arnesen (soprano), Erling Ragnar Eriksen (piano)

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Grieg - Complete Songs

Grieg - Complete Songs


Four Songs, Op. 15

Three Songs from Peer Gynt, Op. 23

Six Poems by Holger Drachmann, Op. 49

Digte (5) af Vilhelm Krag, Op. 60

Hjertets melodier, Op. 5 (Texts: Hans Christian Andersen)

12 Melodies to poems by A.O. Vinje, Op. 33

Elegiske Digte af John Paulsen (Six Elegiac Songs by John Paulsen), Op. 59

Den Bergtekne, Op. 32

7 Children's Songs Op. 61

Haugtussa, Op. 67

Seks Digte, Op. 4

Fire digte af 'Fiskerjenten'. Op. 21

Reminiscences from Mountain and Fjord, Op. 44

Seks Sange, Op. 48

Five songs by John Paulsen, Op. 58

Vier Lieder für Altstimme, Op. 2

Four Romances, Op. 10

Romancer og Sange (Nine Songs), Op. 18

Seks Digte af Ibsen, Op. 25 (Texts: Henrik Ibsen)

Easter Song, EG146

The Fair-haired Maid [two versions], EG130 & EG138

The Hunter

Romancer og Ballader af Andreas Munch, Op. 9

Five Poems to texts by John Paulsen, Op. 26

Romancer (aeldre og nyerer), Op. 39

Five Songs by Otto Benzon, Op. 69

Five Songs by Otto Benzon, Op.70

The Singing Congregation, EG122

Ave Maris Stella

Til L.M. Lindemans Sølvbryllup (For L.M. Lindeman's Silver Wedding) EG 135

Blåbæret (The Blueberry) EG 145

Julens Vuggesang, EG 155 (text: Adolf Langsted)

Til Kirken hun vandrer (She Walks to the Church) EG 123

Vesle Gut, EG129

Atteglöyma, EG 142 (Text: A.O. Vinje)

Den hvide, røde Rose (The White and the Red Rose) EG 137

Soldaten, EG125

Taaren, EG128

Fædrelandssang, EG151

Odalisken synger (Song of the Odalisque) EG 131

A Simple Song, EG147

Jenta (The Girl) EG 141

Jeg elsket, EG 153 (Text: Björnstjerne Björnson, fra oratoriet Fred)

Under Juletraeet, EG 144 (text: Nordahl Rolfsen)

Min lille Fugl (My little Bird) EG 126

Election Song, EG149

På Hamars Ruiner (On Hamar's Ruins) EG 140

Gentlemen-Menige, EG156

To a Devil, EG154

Til Generalkonsul Chr. Tønsberg (To Consul General Chr. Tønsberg) EG 136

Songs from 'Haugtussa' (not included in Op. 67)

Clara’s Song, EG124

Dig elsker jeg!, EG 127 (Text: Caralis(Christian Preetzmann))

The Princess, EG133

Sighs, EG134

Morning Prayer at School, EG139

Marianne Hirsti (soprano), Kjell Magnus Sandve (tenor), Knut Skram (baritone) & Rudolf Jansen (piano)

Although famous for his evergreen Piano Concerto and the music he composed for Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Grieg’s output is dominated by short works – exquisite miniatures for piano and song. In the pantheon of composers influenced by the traditional music of their homeland, Grieg ranks along side Dvorak, Kodály, Bartok and Vaughan Williams. All in their own way ‘saved’ for posterity the rich legacy of music passed down through generations of their countrymen. Grieg ensured that the folk tunes of Norway had a new lease of life when set to words by Ibsen, Benzon, Krag and Varen, and others.

These are not songs as Schubert or Wolf would have composed. They are simple, folk-based, honest and true, and display the true genius of the composer as a miniaturist. If ever the saying ‘small is beautiful’ applies, it is to these songs. After settling down with his wife (also his cousin) Nina Hagerup – the inspiration for many of his songs – he concentrated on establishing a Norwegian National School of music.

This 7CD set is the only complete edition of the songs

Recordings date from the early 1990s

Many songs receiving their first recording

‘The Grieg song edition continues rather as it began – with many causes for gratitude, a few occasions for quite intense pleasure…In expression she (Hirsti) is similar to Flagstad, warm in feeling, and letting the affection communicate almost of its own accord…Christa Pfeiler sings with pleasing tone and …Voice and piano are well…Rudolf Jansen is a sensitive and skilful accompanist throughout’ Gramophone

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