EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907): Olav Trygvason, Op. 50 (Solveig Kringelborn [soprano], Ingebjørg Kosmo [mezzo], Trond Halstein Moe [baritone]), At the Cloister Gate, Op. 20, In the Hills, Op. 33/9 (arr. Johan Halvorsen [1864-1935]), Songs for Soprano and Orchestra: Solveig's Song, Solveig's Cradle Song, From Monte Pincio, A Swan, Last Spring, Henrik Wergeland (Marita Solberg [soprano])

Catalogue Number: 01I046

Label: BIS

Reference: SACD-1531

Format: CD

Price: $19.98

Description: Olav is the 1888 result of 15 years of attempts to write a Norwegian national opera: three scenes lasting 35 minutes in a declamatory vocal style and with a strong modal color to the score. Also otherwise unavailable is the nine-minute vocal "scene" At the Cloister, an early work not yet characteristic of the mature composer. Norwegian-English texts. Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Bergen Vocal Ensemble, Voci Nobili, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Ole Kristian Ruud

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