EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907): Land-Sighting for Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 31, 2 Choruses from Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 22, Incidental Music from Sigurd Jorsalfar, 3 scenes from Olaf Trygvason for Bass-Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 50, EDMUND NEUPERT (1842-1888): Resignation (orch Grieg).
Catalogue Number: 12P042
Description: Olaf Trygvason (1873) was to have been a Norwegian national opera but was left unfinished except for these three scenes (lasting well over half an hour) which deal with pagan rituals and tributes to the Norse gods. This is the only budget-priced recording and the only one not in a multi-disc box-set. Land-Sighting of 1872 comes from Trygvason's story although is separate from the opera. Texts and translations available online. Yngve Søberg, Magne Fremmerlid (bass-baritones), Malmö Chamber Choir, Lund Student Singers, Malmö Opera Chorus, Malmö Symphony Orchestra (Land-Sighting and Sigurd Jorsalfar choruses), Malmö Opera Orchestra; Bjarte Engeset.