Waldabendlust – Isa Katarina Gericke

Halfdan Kjerulf: Albumblatt, op.11, no.7 · Die Schwester, op.25, no.13 · Lass andre nur, op.20, no.1 · Gute Nacht, op.25, no.3 · Des Mondes Silber rinnt, op.20, no.2 · Sensucht, op.20, no.4 · Höchstes Leben · Waldabendlust · Täuschung ·more… Nach langen Jahren · Spanische Romanze · Ludvig Irgens-Jensen: Japanischer Frühling, op.2 (original piano version) · Agathe Backer Grøndahl: Sie Liebten sich beide, op.4, no.2 · Juniabend, op.10, no.4 · Elslein, op.14, no.2 · Ich möchte es mir selber verschweigen, op.14, no.6 · Rastlose Liebe, op.60, no.4 · Otto Winter Hjelm: Frühlingslob · Loose · Du warst es doch

Isa Katarina Gericke, soprano · Sveinung Bjelland, piano

– Eine echte Entdeckung. Das gildt für Repertoire und Interpreten [Fono Forum]

kr 139

Norwegian Lieder

Born in Berlin, the German texts are especially close to Isa. Her PhD at the Norwegian Academy of Music focused on the Norwegian lieder tradition, studying in particular the works in this genre by Halfdan Kjerulf, Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Otto Winter Hjelm and Ludvig Irgens-Jensen. But there is nothing academic about this music or the performances: Waldabendlust (Enchantment of nightfall in the forest) is filled with sensitive and tender songs. Isa’s readings are blessed with here flexible musical sense and light and delicate soprano voice, capturing to perfection the texture and mood in these songs. When presented in collaboration with such a stunning musician as Sveinung Bjelland, discovering these hidden treasures is a true delight.

Of particular interest is the first recording of the original version of Ludvig Irgens-Jensens song cycle Japanishe Frühling (op.2), for soprano and piano. Sveinung Bjelland has together with the composer’s son reconstructed the parts of the piano part that were incomplete in the manuscripts. The result is very transparent and lucid, perhaps bringing the musical expression and even closer to the Japanese lyrics in Bethke’s translations than in the version with orchestra. (Of course the orchestral version was recently released on PSC1164.)

Agathe Backer Grøndahl |Halfdan Kjerulf |Ludvig Irgens-Jensen |Otto Winther Hjelm |Sveinung Bjelland |Tony Harrison

Release date: 19.05.2003

EAN : 7033662012312

Cat.No.: PSC1231

Priskategori : CD