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A Summer’s Day - Swedish Romantic Songs

Composer Franz Berwald
Erik Gustaf Geijer
Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
August Söderman
Performer Bengt Forsberg
Anne Sofie von Otter
Fredrik Zetterström
Catalogue Number BIS-1867 SACD
EAN 7318599918679
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date May 2012
Total time 74'50


Fono Forum 10/2012: Empfehlung des Monats.
Fanfare 01-02/2013: "Strongly recommended to all lovers of romantic Lieder.”

Brought together by Anne Sofie von Otter, the four composers on this disc lived during the space of less than a century, from the birth of Erik Gustaf Geijer in 1783 to the death of Adolf Fredrik Lindblad in 1878, and thus prepared the ground for the great generation of Swedish song composers, including Stenhammar, Peterson-Berger and Rangström. The thirty-two songs selected by von Otter and Bengt Forsberg, her piano partner of long standing, provide a broad image of the early development of a Swedish Lied tradition. At one end of the spectrum is the simple grace and tunefulness of Lindblad’s and Geijer’s songs, mainly intended for domestic performance and of a highly lyrical nature, in terms of both music and texts – which were often written by the composers themselves. Incidentally both Lindblad and Geijer were inspired by the great Swedish soprano Jenny Lind, who performed songs by especially Lindblad at concerts in Sweden and abroad, including Mån tro? Jo, jo! ('Would You Think? Indeed!') and Varning ('Warning') included here. In comparison, Franz Berwald seems to have been more intent on breaking new ground with his relatively complex songs, attempting to reach an international audience through his settings of German and French texts. He wrote just a handful of songs and most of these are early, pre-dating the symphonies on which his fame rests. August Söderman, finally, was the youngest of the four, and began his career as a successful theatre musician at an early age. By the time he emerged as a composer in the 1850s, public concerts were becoming more frequent, and at the same time Söderman discovered Wagner’s music – two factors which induced him to search for new forms of musical expression in his songs, with the aim to create a broader narrative with a greater dramatic force. With her usual gift for characterization, Anne Sofie von Otter brings these largely forgotten miniatures to charming life, with the support of Bengt Forsberg, and, in two duets, the baritone Fredrik Zetterström.
 
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  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
01 Aftonen 2'06
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
02 Der schlummernde Amor 1'26
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
03 Mån tro? Jo, jo! 2'11
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
  Svanvits sang
04 Svanvits sång 2'05
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
05 Varning 2'44
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
06 Nattviolen 2'11
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
07 Frieriet (duet) 2'14
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
08 På gamla dagar (duet) 3'25
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
09 Vaggvisa 2'56
 
 
  Erik Gustaf Geijer
10 Blomplockerskan 2'43
 
 
  Erik Gustaf Geijer
11 Gräl och allt väl 0'43
 
 
  Erik Gustaf Geijer
12 Min Politik 0'55
 
 
  Erik Gustaf Geijer
13 Skärslipargossen 2'08
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
14 En sommardag 2'11
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
15 Gubben vid vägen 2'19
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
16 En ung flickas morgonbetraktelse 1'47
 
 
  Adolf Fredrik Lindblad
17 Bröllopsfärden 4'21
 
 
  Franz Berwald
18 Romance 2'29
 
 
  Franz Berwald
19 Lebt wohl ihr Berge 1'58
 
 
  Franz Berwald
20 Traum 3'30
 
 
  Franz Berwald
21 A votre âge 2'24
 
 
  Franz Berwald
22 En parcourant les doux climats 2'00
 
 
  Franz Berwald
23 Den 4 Juli 1844 (Konung Oscar!) 3'45
 
 
  August Söderman
24 Jungfrun i rosengård 1'55
 
 
  August Söderman
25 Jungfrun i det gröna 1'26
 
 
  August Söderman
26 Synden, døden 2'17
 
 
  August Söderman
27 Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet 2'23
 
 
  August Söderman
28 Im wunderschönen Monat Mai 0'44
 
 
  August Söderman
29 Flickan i skogen 3'28
 
 
  August Söderman
30 Ballade 1'38
 
 
  August Söderman
31 Serenad 1'03
 
 
  August Söderman
32 Majvisa 1'47
 
  Album total 74'50
ComposerBerwald, Franz
Geijer, Erik Gustaf
Lindblad, Adolf Fredrik
Söderman, August
Mezzo-sopranoOtter, Anne Sofie von
PianoForsberg, Bengt

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