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Grieg - Songs [CD]

Katarina Karnéus Audio CD
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  • Performer: Katarina Karnéus (mezzo-soprano), Julius Drake (piano)
  • Conductor: n/a
  • Composer: Edvard Grieg
  • Audio CD (30 Jun 2008)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00190KR26
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 327,325 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Grieg Songs (25 Tracks On 1 Disc) - Edvard Grieg

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Inspired performances ... It is a magic partnership, giving fresh insights in every song. --The Guardian

Highly recommended to lovers of Sibelius's music who, like me, were unaware of this treasure. --The Sunday Times

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Sex digte op.25 - Sechs Lieder Op.48 - Haugtussa op.67 - Hjertets melodier op.5 - Princessen EG.133 / Katarina Karnéus, mezzo-soprano - Julius Drake, piano

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a special recital 7 Mar 2009
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Grieg's output of songs is his true memorial. His wife was his muse and over the decades he produced something like 200 songs, mostly for soprano and piano. The best of them are quite outstanding.
This grouping gathers the Haugtussa set, which for me form Grieg's masterpiece, and a selection of other very fine songs. Katarina Karneus sounds as though she is completely absorbed in something she absolutely loves, and sings them to the highest standards. Julius Drake once again turns in an impeccable performance as accompanist.
This disc is simply a treasure. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful CD of Grieg Songs 28 Dec 2008
By Eero Richmond - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Katarina Karneus was a new name to me. This Swedish mezzo is a very fine performer indeed. Her beautiful voice, perfect intonation, and insightful interpretations make this recital of Grieg songs a real treasure. Her tendency to hold a note with straight tone (no vibrato) upon attack and then after a quick second to began her vibrato begins to be a bit predictable, but then this is a small quibble. (Actually I'd prefer that she use a bit more straight tone, as she does this beautifully!) The excellent pianist is, by the way, the notable Julius Drake (not Robert Vignoles, as written by another reviewer). Highest recommendation for the singer, the pianist, and the fine recording quality.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grieg: Songs 24 Jun 2011
By Bjorn Viberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Grieg: Songs is a Hyperion Records recording from 2008 with Katarina Karneus singing mezzo-soprano and Julius Drake playing the piano. Robert Matthew-Walker has written the liner-notes. The lyrics are available in Norweigan and English. Highly recommended. 5/5.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to Grieg's songs 4 Nov 2008
By MikelMask - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Before this CD, I had never listened to any of Grieg's songs nor had I ever heard the Swedish mezzo-soprano, Katarina Karneus. What a terrific surprise! Grieg's songs had that Schubertian quality of intimacy and beauty. Karneus, ably accompanied by Robert Vignoles, exquisitely brought them to life. I listened to this CD in my car in the middle of rush hour traffic. However, I was so entranced by the singing that I did not care that my car was only moving at five miles per hour. I wanted the trip to pass slowly so that I could enjoy this CD in one sitting. As usual, the Hyperion recording's sound quality is superlative- well balanced and crystal clear. I highly recommend this CD to those who want to discover Grieg's songs or who are just lovers of lieder.
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