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.