HALFDAN KJERULF (1815-1868): 5 Bjørnson Songs, Op. 14, From 6 Songs, Op. 3: If you but knew the way and Enticing Tunes, from 8 Songs, Op. 5: Resting in the woods, from Romances, Op. 2: Sing, sing nightingale blest, from 7 Songs, Op. 11: Twilight voices, from 8 Norwegian Songs, Op. 6: Synnøve's Song, Ingrid's song, Venevil and Over the lofty mountains, AGATHE BÄCKER-GRØNDAHL (1847-1907): 5 Flower Vignettes, Op. 23, from Songs, Op. 52: Butterly mine and Magpies, from Krag Songs, Op. 31: Walpurgis Night and A bird cried out, from Songs by the Sea, Op. 17: Amber and Late atnight, from The Child's Spring Day, Op. 42: Towards Evening, RIKARD NORDRAAK (1842-1866): from 5 Bjørnson and Lie Songs, Op. 2: The tree stood ready with buds and with leaves and Tonen.
Catalogue Number: 02L059
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Description: Fourteen songs from Kjerulf, the acknowledged "father of the Norwegian song", several of whose Norwegian settings later attained the status of folk songs, and a dozen from Bäcker-Grøndahl who had Grieg's encouragement and appreciation for her not-quite folk-like, not quite salon-style pieces. Norwegian-English texts. Isa Katharina Gericke (soprano), Christian Ihle Hadland (piano).