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composed by Claude Debussy, Edvard Grieg, Jean Sibelius, Ture Rangström

The predominantly Scandinavian repertory on this album might seem an odd choice for a French soprano, but Karen Vourc'h, a former physics student, is of partly Norwegian background A few of the Grieg songs, such as Solveig's Song (track 5), are familiar recital items, but much of Vourc'h's material is unusual. The Grieg songs, even where originally in other languages, are sung in Norwegian. A group of songs by Jean Sibelius is in Swedish, and Vourc'h makes a good case for these little-known, rough-hewn pieces. Lesser known ...

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  1. Zur Rosenzeit (The Time of Roses), song for voice & piano, Op. 48/5
  2. Jeg elsker dig! (I Love Thee!), song for voice & piano, Op. 5/3
  3. Drømme (Dreams), poem for voice & piano, Op. 69/5
  4. En Svane (A Swan), song for voice & piano, Op. 25/2
  5. To brune Øjne (Two Brown Eyes), song for voice & piano, Op. 5/1
  6. Solveigs Sang (Solveig's Song), song for voice & orchestra, EG 177a
  7. Killingdans (Kidlings' Dance), song for voice & piano (Haugtussa No. 6), Op. 67/6
  8. Med en Vandlilje (With a Waterlily), song for voice & piano, Op. 25/4
  9. Pan, for voice & piano
  10. And I Questioned No Further (Se'n har jag ej frågat mera), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 17/1
  11. Marssnön (The March Snow), for voice & piano, Op. 36/5
  12. But my Bird is Long in Homing (Men min fågel märks dock icke), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/2
  13. Black Roses (Svarta rosor), song for voice & piano, Op. 36/1
  14. Dragon-Fly (En slända), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/5
  15. Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte (The Maid Returned from Meeting her Lover), song for voice & piano, Op. 37/5
  16. Chansons de Bilitis (3), song cycle for voice & piano, L. 97 (90)
  17. Apparition ("La lune s'attristait"), song for voice & piano, L. 57 (53)
  18. Beau soir ("Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont roses"), song for voice & piano, L. 84 (6)
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Till Solveig...
2011, Aparte

UPC: 794881956524


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